Human Growth Hormone (HGH)
Human Growth hormone (hGH) is a hormone, which was discovered in 1956.
It was originally felt to have as its principle action the regulation of growth in children to cause them to grow to adult height.
About 30 years ago, it was discovered that adults with deficient hGH compared to their peers have an increased incidence of premature heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, strokes and osteoporosis. hGH has been FDA approved for use in adults with hGH deficiency since 1996. It has been used in adults in Europe since 1983.
The actions of growth hormone in adults are primarily to preserve muscle mass especially of cardiac muscle. Human growth hormone is critical for tissue repair, healing, brain function, physical health, mental health, muscle growth, bone strength, energy, and metabolism.
hGH is a naturally occurring hormone which is produced in the pituitary gland and it makes sense to replace it when the individual is extremely deficient and when he has undergone an endocrine evaluation to rule out for the cause for his hGH deficiency, especially if it might be correctable without the need for hGH therapy. Furthermore, it is essential that the patient undergo a growth hormone stimulation test to document that he is indeed deficient.
There has been much hype about hGH primarily because it has been abused by non-hGH deficient individuals who have used it for cosmetic or bodybuilding purposes. This is a dangerous and inappropriate use for growth hormone. These harmful effects which can occur with excessive doses should not adversely influence hGH deficient patients against taking hGH. Any hormone which is used in excess in inappropriate patients has the potential for harm. Hormones are very powerful substances and should never be used solely for cosmetic purposes.
Over the past ten years, there has been a myriad of advertisements on radio, TV and magazines regarding over the counter products, which purport to increase growth hormone levels without the need for prescription hGH. Many of my patients have tried these products before coming to see me or have asked permission to try them and I have not found a single product, which was effective in a person who was truly hGH deficient by formal endocrine testing.
hGH is an essential hormone of the endocrine system, which should be replaced only if the patient is truly deficient on formal endocrine testing. When given by an experienced physician in prescribing hGH, it is well tolerated and can significantly improve quality of life.
This page and every other page on our website is for informational purposes only and is not meant to replace a relationship with a qualified physician. Taking a hormone other than prescribed is against the law and potentially harmful to your health. Always consult a medical professional prior to taking any medication.
What You May See With Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Dr. Rob Kominiarek DO FACOFP is the Medical Director of ReNue Health located in Springboro, Ohio and treats male and female clients from all around the world. Dr. Rob has been specializing in Bio-identical Hormone Replacement since 2002. He can prescribe a therapy that is tailored to your unique needs.
Our focus is on the PREVENTION of the diseases associated with aging. In addition, a healthy lifestyle is important, including healthful eating and meaningful exercise. Along with strategic supplementation, bio-identical hormones are a key ingredient in your recipe for healthy aging.
ReNue Health is located conveniently in Springboro, Ohio with easy access from Dayton International Airport, Cincinnati International Airport or the adjacent Wright Brothers Private Airport (MGY) for those travelling by private aviation. Click here for directions and contact information.
Only one visit is necessary to perform a comprehensive history, interview, and education. Follow up evaluations, adjustments and balancing of hormones are done by phone or written communications and a return visit to Dr. Rob is not necessary. Ongoing testing and adjustment is mandatory and performed through a laboratory convenient to your home.
In addition to the Ohio office, Dr. Rob sees new patients in Salt Lake City, Utah. Appointments for either location can be made by calling the main office number 937.350.5527 for information.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Please complete all Renue Health questionnaires, ordered laboratory and obtain any necessary old medical records before you arrive for your initial consultation. This will allow Dr. Rob and his staff time to compile your biomarkers effectively and efficiently.
You will receive an email after you make a consultation appointment that contains a link to our online patient forms. You can then download all of the intake forms, Elite Lifestyle Questionnaire and Nutritional Questionnaire. https://www.renuehealth.com/request-an-appointment/
Upon completion of your consultation, you will receive a copy of all your biomarkers, relevant data and recommendations on a flash drive. Should you need additional copies of your medical records, a $30 administrative fee will be charged for copies, handling, and postage.
We will provide you with an itemized bill that you can file with your insurance company. Patients who have out-of-network benefits may or may not be reimbursed. Our office cannot assist you with claim resolution.
You may be able to use pre-tax dollars from a Health Savings Account (HSA) or a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) to pay for your fees related to your services from this office.
Renue Health nor Dr. Rob nor any of his employees or affiliates is responsible for payment differences or amounts set by your insurance company. Payment amounts vary per insurance provider depending on your agreement with them and this office is not responsible for dictating or making you aware of the terms and agreements between your insurance company and yourself. Please contact your insurance company with any questions or concerns regarding covered amounts and deductibles.
All of our services must be paid for at the time the services are delivered.
We currently have a waiting list for consultations and many of our clients are travelling from considerable distances. We ask that if you know that you need to cancel or reschedule, please let us know as soon as possible so that we may offer your consultation time to someone on the current waiting list.
Please allow up to 72 business hours for a return call. In many instances, we may be able to get back to you sooner than that. Another way to contact the Renue Health Team is by sending us an email through our directions and contact information page.
If you are a concierge patient then you have Dr. Rob’s private cell phone number and Team numbers and can feel free to contact him or any of the team members directly.
Some of the specialty labs that we recommend involve blood, stool, urine, or saliva samples and can be done by you in your home. You will be given all lab kits and step-by-step instructions for at-home tests at the time of your consult. Once all of the final lab results are received, we will review them with you at your visit.
When we request laboratory tests, it is essential that they be performed promptly. Many tests can take up to 4 weeks to perform and for the results to be returned to us. Please do not delay in completing your tests. Some of the specialized tests may not be considered medically necessary by your insurance carrier, and therefore might not be covered.
It is your responsibility to make a follow-up appointment to review your lab results with Dr. Rob. If you are unable to return to our office to review your labs, we are available by Skype, Face time, or telephone.
Nutritional supplements are often recommended and we will help you select and find the highest quality products.
The supplements that we recommend at Renue Health are available for purchase from our office.
It is possible to have your supplements automatically shipped to your home or office for your convenience.
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While the focus of our practice is on the optimization of male performance and health we also do optimize the performance and health of women. Medical conditions we treat and testing we perform:
- Abdominal Pain
- Adrenal Fatigue
- Athletic Performance
- Autoimmune Conditions
- BioIdentical Hormone Replacement
- Bell’s Palsy
- Carotid Ultrasound with CIMT
- Cholesterol Management
- Comprehensive Intracellular Nutrient Testing
- Comprehensive Laboratory Testing
- Detoxification Programs
- DEXA Scan
- Digestive Issues
- Fitness Evaluations
- Flexibility Testing
- Food Sensitivity Testing
- Gastric Inflammation
- Gluten Sensitivities
- Healthy Aging
- Heart Attack & Stroke Prevention
- Hormone Optimization for Men & Women
- Leaky Gut
- Low Testosterone (Low T)
- Medical Body Composition Analysis (mBCA)
- Men’s Health
- Mental Focus & Clarity
- MTHFR gene mutations
- Metabolic Syndrome
- Neurocognitive Testing for Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and ADD
- Nutrition Counseling & Optimization
- Natural Weight Loss
- Parasympathetic Overtraining Syndrome
- POTS Syndrome
- Strength Testing
- Sympathetic Overtraining Syndrome
- Underactive Thyroid
- VENDYS Vascular Endothelium Testing
- VO2 Max Testing
- Women’s Health