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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Definitions matter: GH deficiency is a problem for a growing child & synthetic growth hormone,is available when confirmed. The natural level of growth hormone in your ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Rare in adults : Adults w/gh deficiency (ghd) are often former pediatric ghd patients. These individuals often have a history of congenital pituitary abnormality, brai ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Geffner
54 years experience Endocrinology
Deficiency of hGH in: Very rare, unless you have had prior pituitary surgery or radiation. Even more rare is aghd due to head trauma. Most quack doctors make the diagnosis ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Mysterious: Along with "hypophyseal-pituitary axis disorder", this is a poorly-understood. There's no doubt that some older adults feel much better when suppleme ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Lots of things: Congenital pituitary abnormalities, brain tumors, brain injuries, radiation to the brain, oxygen deprivation, hereditary gh deficiency, etc. In many p ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soumya Adhikari
20 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
A pituitary problem: Growth hormone is made by a gland called your pituitary gland (which lies very close to your brain). It does many things for your body other than hel ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
9 years experience Pediatrics
Ghd: In adults it causes increased fat mass, poor activity tolerance, decreased lean body mass, high cholesterol, osteopenia, osteoporosis, early heart dis ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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GH deficiency: For kids: growth failure, possible fatty liver, lipid abnormalities. In babies, hypoglycemia. For adults, same as for kids except growth and hypoglyce ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Treated: Hi. Growth hormone deficiency can be treated, not cured. Like type 1 diabetes on insulin or hypothyroidism on thyroid hormone; insulin treats the dia ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Geffner
54 years experience Endocrinology
Pituitary activity: There are several reasons why children or adults can have a pituitary that is unable to make enough hgh for adequate growth or metabolic wellbeing. Co ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
There are: "delays" in Growth hormone excretion in some children...A Pediatric Endocrinologist can answer that however adult growth hormone deficiency or serious ... Read More
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