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Dr. James Douglas Adds Human Growth Hormone (HGH) Therapy to IVF Protocols for Poor Responding Patients
Date:12/18/2012

Plano, Texas (PRWEB) December 18, 2012

As a reproductive endocrinologist, Dr. James Douglas specializes in helping infertile women have children. In some cases, patients do not respond well to fertility treatments, and may mistakenly believe that donor eggs are the only option. To help couples explore alternative therapies before moving to donor eggs, Dr. Douglas has begun utilizing human growth hormone (HGH) to give these patients additional choices.

“I understand the strong desire for a biological child,” explained Dr. Douglas. “We have seen success with HGH therapy in certain cases, and are now recommending it as a course of treatment for some of our poor responding patients.”

Typically, "poor responders" are patients that require increased dosing of gonadotropin therapy, have poor ovarian reserve testing and are over 35. Fertility specialists routinely see this type patients in their offices.

“Often, these women have tried in-vitro fertilization (IVF), and the cycles then failed to result in pregnancy, or were cancelled due to lack of response to medication,” Dr. Douglas said.

The benefits of HGH treatment coupled with ovarian stimulation were first reported 20 years ago. However, this treatment never gained widespread use despite studies touting the benefits.

“More studies are becoming available to support HGH therapy, and the fertility community is responding accordingly,” said Dr. Douglas.

With HGH therapy, patients take subcutaneous injections for six days during the stimulation stage of the IVF cycle. The HGH is thought to help with oocyte maturation, improving egg quality especially in older women.

HGH is also being studied for use in treatment of other medical conditions, such as multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

While cautiously optimistic, Dr Douglas sees HGH as a potential second chance for a biological child for some couples struggling with infertility

“We are excited to have another option that may allow our patients to have the babies they so desperately desire,” Dr. Douglas said.

About IVF Plano
For over 20 years, Dr. James Douglas and the team at IVF Plano fertility clinic have served the Dallas area, offering advanced diagnostic tools, the latest treatments for infertility and exceptional pregnancy rates. Dr. Douglas has helped thousands of patients in the Plano TX area achieve their goals of starting or expanding their families. For more information about the clinic, please visit http://www.ivfplano.com

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