HGH For Girth: How Does HGH Help?


Written by Elite HRT on November 03, 2021

Medically reviewed by

Camille Freking, Regulatory Affairs Specialist, MEDICAL ADVISOR

Whether you’ve spent time worrying about your penis size or your partners care about your penis size more than you do, penile girth is just one of those things that many people find important. 

Wondering what affects girth? Human growth hormone has a lot to do with it. 

Human growth hormone plays a major role in the development of the penis and other male reproductive organs in a boy’s childhood and adolescence. Males born with HGH deficiency often have a micropenis (penis smaller than average in size) and small testicles. If left untreated, this can persist throughout a man’s adulthood. 

Read on to learn about how HGH therapy may help increase penis girth. 

What is HGH?

Human growth hormone, or HGH, is a hormone made in and released by the pituitary gland — a small, bean-shaped gland at the base of the brain. 

While you’re sleeping, the pituitary gland releases HGH into the bloodstream to help the body process protein, assist with fat breakdown, and build, maintain, and repair tissue in the brain and other organs. 

HGH production is vital in children and adults alike. In children, HGH encourages growth and plays a role in muscle and bone strength, which can support the development of lean body mass. 

What is Penis Girth?

The girth of a penis is the width (or circumference) of the penis. When you talk about how “thick” or wide your penis is, you’re talking about girth. Girth can be measured when flaccid or erect. To measure your penis girth, take a tape measure and wrap it around the thickest point of your penis. The measurement of that point is the size of your penile girth. 

One study found that the average girth for a flaccid penis is 3.67 inches and the average girth for an erect penis is 4.59 inches. If you have a history of human growth hormone deficiency, your penis may be smaller in girth than average. While this may not affect your sexual health, performance or pleasure, it may be a source of concern for you. A penis with a larger girth may stimulate the clitoris during sex, which may help your female partner achieve orgasm. 

How Does HGH Influence Penis Size?

Human growth hormone plays a role in the regulation of male reproductive development and functioning. If a male child is born with an HGH deficiency, his penis may be smaller than average with smaller testicles, too. HGH deficiency in adult males is associated with several health conditions and abnormalities, including metabolic syndrome, abdominal fat, and insulin resistance. 

Experts now understand that HGH stimulates penile growth in both adolescents, and it may stimulate growth in adult males with a micropenis. Studies show that HGH plays a role in penile size, including girth, as well as erection and penile functioning. 

Males with low HGH levels from birth may have a micropenis (measures less than 3 inches at full erection) and smaller testicles. As men age, human growth hormone levels naturally decline in the body. HGH supplements may be an option to help increase penis size and improve sexual function. 

Does HGH Increase Penile Girth?

The effect HGH has on the growth of the penis is mediated by a substance called insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1). Researchers are continuing to explore the link between HGH and IGF-1. What is understood is that IGF-1 levels are significantly connected with measures of sexual function, including the size of a penis when fully erect.

Studies show that adequate HGH levels are vital for normal erectile function. Growth hormone stimulates the relaxation of the smooth muscles in the penis, helping improve erections and blood flow. Increased blood flow to the penis can not only help a man get and maintain an erection but it may also help with penis enlargement. 

One study found that a combination of testosterone and HGH therapy leads to a significant increase in penis size, particularly in men who have a micropenis or low testosterone. HGH therapy may not only affect penis size, but it could also improve your physical health, appearance, and overall quality of life, which may also be linked to your sexual health. 

If you’re low in HGH, human growth hormone injections (therapy) may help increase your penis girth and improve your erections. 

At the Elite HRT laboratory, we test all male hormones, including PSA, DHEA, testosterone, and IGF-1. We may also test your estradiol levels and assess your thyroid profile. Your results will allow us to understand your hormone levels in order to determine what treatments or pills will be most effective for you. 

Does HGH Therapy Improve Sex?

Many men find they may experience a decrease in sexual function and interest as they age, as human growth hormone levels decline. Instead of feeling “in the mood,” they may feel depressed and struggle with feelings of indifference to sex that are otherwise out of character. 

HGH therapy may not only help increase penis size but may also boost your sexual desire to improve your sex life. 

This may be due in part to the other beneficial effects of HGH therapy, which include: 

  • Better sleep 
  • Decrease in body fat
  • Management of cholesterol
  • Increased muscle mass 
  • Increased energy levels 
  • Improved lipid profile
  • Improved mental health 
  • Rebuild strength and stamina

All of these can have an impact on the way you feel about yourself, your body, and your libido. HGH injections have helped many men improve their physical, emotional, and sexual health. 

What Are Some Natural Ways To Increase Penis Girth?

Along with human growth hormone therapy, there are a number of penis enhancement exercises you can perform at home to increase the length and girth of your penis. These exercises stimulate the tissues at the base of your penis to make it bigger. These exercises may help increase your girth temporarily or on a long-term basis. 

Before you begin, wrap a warm towel around your penis and keep a loose grip. If you experience pain at any point during these exercises, stop what you’re doing and take a break. 

Edging. Edging is the act of masturbating until you’re on the edge of orgasm. But instead of letting go, you hold in the ejaculation for as long as you can. This will enable the penis to pull more blood to facilitate penis growth. Edging not only expands your penile girth, but it’s a great way to improve your sexual stamina and prevent premature ejaculation when you’re intimate with a partner. 

Stretching. Stretching is perhaps best known to help lengthen the size of your penis, but it can also help increase girth. Hold the base of your penis with one hand, and use the other hand to hold behind the glans of your penis. Pull both hands in an opposite direction to stretch your penis. Hold for 10-15 seconds, then release. Stretch and hold your penis in various directions — up, down, left, and right. Repeat this exercise twice a day for 5 minutes at a time. Be sure to stop if you feel any pain. 

Squeezing. Your penis must be fully erect for this exercise. Hold onto your erect penis using an “OK” grip, in which your finger and thumb are connected together. Starting from the base and working your way up, use your other hand to squeeze your penis along the shaft. The pressure from the squeezing will stretch your penile tissue. This exercise can be repeated up to two times a day, for 5 minutes at a time. 

Jelqing. Perhaps the best-known exercise for increasing penis girth, jelqing should be done when your penis is partially — not fully — erect. This exercise helps improve blood circulation in the penis and can increase both girth and length. Stroke your semi-erect penis in the “OK” grip. This grip should be firm enough that you feel a slight pressure on your penis. Slowly move up the shaft by applying pressure, stopping at the glans (head). Repeat twice a day for up to 10 minutes at a time. Continue jelqing for a month or two to see long-term results. 


Sexual health and function are an important part of life. If you’re unhappy with your penis girth or your ability to maintain an erection to fully enjoy intimacy, HGH therapy may be an effective treatment to help you increase your penis girth and improve your sex life. 

Elite HRT is here for you. Call us today or fill out our contact form to learn more about HGH therapy. 

Our judgment-free wellness consultants will be in touch to ask about your concerns, share information about HGH treatments, and determine if you are a candidate for this life-changing therapy. 


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