Increased Body Fat
When growth hormone is secreted, the liver converts it to growth factors, including insulin-like growth factor 1 (a.k.a. IGF-1). This is crucial because IGF-1 metabolizes fat, thus helping you melt body fat.
But when you stop getting GH secretions regularly, your body will have lower IGF-1. This, in turn, hurts your body’s ability to metabolize fat.
Because of this lack of growth hormones, you will experience the following signs and symptms.
Lower Sex Drive
Growth hormone plays a major role in healthy cell functions, including your heart cells. Furthermore, GH improves the heart’s ability to pump blood throughout the body, which is crucial to sexual functions in both men and women. Men are able to get erections more easily, while women have decreased dryness around the vagina.
Research also shows that IGF-1 plays a direct role in a man’s sex drive, low HGH affects libido in multiple ways and leads to a poor sex life.
Other Signs that Your GH Level has Dropped
- Baldness (men)
- Dry, thin skin
- Higher LDL (bad) cholesterol
- Increased triglyceride levels
- Lack of concentration
- More sensitive to temperature changes
- Reduced bone density