A 40-year-old female asked:
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why might a dr prescribe somatropin (hgh) on a long-term use basis to a physically healthy adult with a neurological condition?

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Dr. Stevan Cordas
57 years experience Internal Medicine
HGH: Rarely. If there is a neurological disorder, he is not healthy.
Answered on Feb 6, 2013
Dr. William Betts
33 years experience Neurosurgery
HGHJ: Hgh is used for growth failure, growth hormone deficiency, intestinal disorder (short bowel syndrome) or hiv-related weight loss or wasting.Somatropin is also used to increase height in children with a certain genetic disorder (noonan syndrome). It has also been shown to benefit those with traumatic brain injury improved intelligence, learning and performance relative to placebo.
Answered on Feb 27, 2017
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