Drug Maker Gets Go-Ahead for New HGH Injections
A new type of human growth hormone replacement injections moves forward into the next phase of trials in Europe.
Novo Nordisk, manufacturers of one of the most commonly prescribed human growth hormone brands (HGH) for adult-onset growth hormone deficiency, Norditropin®, has announced that a new once-weekly HGH injection is moving one step closer to market.
Novo Nordisk announced recently that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP), under the European Medicines Agency (EMA), adopted a positive opinion for the use of Sogroya®, recommending marketing authorization for the treatment of adults with growth hormone deficiency (AGHD).
The CHMP recommends once-weekly Sogroya® to be authorized for the replacement of growth hormone in adults with adult-onset or “age-related” growth hormone deficiency. The new drug is a long-acting human growth hormone therapy taken once a week by injection under the skin, as opposed to most current HGH injections taken daily.
“We are very pleased with the positive opinion for once-weekly Sogroya® as we are committed to continuously developing innovative and efficient medicines for people living with growth hormone deficiency,” said Mads Krogsgaard Thomsen, executive vice president, and chief scientific officer of Novo Nordisk. “We are confident that Sogroya® will make the management of this serious chronic disease easier and help improve the quality of life for more people living with growth hormone deficiency.”
Another phase 3 trial is ongoing, investigating the efficacy and safety of the once-weekly drug in children living with growth hormone deficiency, but for now, it seems like there will soon be a weekly option for patients with adult-onset growth hormone deficiency.
What is Age-Related or Adult-Onset Growth Hormone Deficiency?
Growth hormone is a vital hormone produced by your pituitary gland. In children, growth hormone or HGH is primarily responsible for activating or regulating all of the processes that allow a child to grow into a healthy adult. In adults, HGH still plays a vital role in your:
- Ability to build muscle
- Cardiovascular health
- Sexual health
- Bone health
- Fat metabolism
Adults who are experiencing age-related growth hormone decline will suffer from quality-of-life issues related to all of the above biological processes.
Any disease or injury that impacts the pituitary gland could lead to adult-onset growth hormone deficiency. However, the primary cause of “adult-onset” or “age-related” growth hormone deficiency is the normal drop-in HGH that occurs as we age. Despite its continued need, once you exit your teen years, your HGH levels start to decline steadily. It is this drop in HGH levels that occur as men and women age that is usually responsible for GHD in adults.
Growth hormone replacement injections such as Sogroya® are used to treat adults suffering from growth hormone deficiency effectively.
What Are the Benefits of HGH Replacement Therapy?
That researchers are developing new ways to provide life-changing growth hormone therapies to patients really is great news. Here are some of the benefits you can receive from HGH at our West Palm Beach, Florida-based hormone clinics right now.
A recent study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism said that there are countless “reports of patients’ lives who were completely transformed by HGH replacement,” and that “there is a wealth of data showing HGH replacement ameliorates the most prominent [symptoms] of growth hormone deficiency.”
In addition, HGH replacement therapy has been shown to provide:
- Increased sexual drive, sexual performance, and sexual desire
- Improved skin and hair health
- Increased strength and vitality
- Weight loss
- Improved heart health
- Stronger bones
- Improved sleep
The Best Treatments for Age-Related Hormone Decline
You deserve to enjoy an active and healthy lifestyle at any age! But, unfortunately, as men and women age, your levels of critical hormones like testosterone and human growth hormone drop, which harm your ability to enjoy life.
Hormone replacement therapy, or HRT, is the key to getting back what time and nature take away.
Medical research has shown that testosterone replacement and/or HGH replacement therapy are extremely effective ways to treat age-related hormone decline. Hormone Logics’ HRT treatments for men and women have been proven to offer individuals between the ages of 35 and 65 a greatly improved quality of life.
Our medical director is Mazyar Rouhani, MD. Dr. Rouhani has long been a medical innovator. He is a co-founder of Symptify, an online symptom checker to better educate patients about their conditions. Recently, Dr. Rouhani has focused his endeavors on improving patients’ health using IV fluid hydration. Using his medical expertise combined with his passion for optimizing each individual’s health and vitality, Dr. Rouhani combines his knowledge and expertise to provide the integrated approach to antiaging medicine to help his patients look and feel their best.
I started working with Dr. Rouhani and his staff a little over a year ago. I was suffering from depression, fatigue, low energy, and I just could not figure out why. After getting on a growth hormone replacement and IV nutrition program, I am happy to report that my energy has returned, I am sleeping well, and I just feel like myself again. I definitely recommend Hormone Logics for anyone who wants to look and feel their best. And, their customer service is top-notch. All of the staff really care and are always available to track my progress and answer my questions. Joseph L., West Palm Beach, FL.
If you would like to learn a little bit more about the many life-changing benefits of growth hormone replacement therapy, please contact us today by calling (561) 640-3333.