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i have growth hormone deficiency. is it recommended to take medicine injections for it?

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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, brain tumor, or traumatic brain injury. The latter 2, + pituitary bleeding cause most new onset adult ghd. Adult gh replacement is optional. Please discuss with your endocrinologist. There may be good benefits from treatment.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013
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