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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Growth Hormone Deficiency

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What is the treatment for growth hormone deficiency?

What is the treatment for growth hormone deficiency?

Growth Hormone.: If you truly have low growth as proxy measured by a baseline igf-1, and followed up with a growth hormone stulation with one of several agents and have gh measured at baseline and thereafter, and you secrete little, than depending in insurance and age, you might be able to get it. Soon, drugs will be avaialble to be orally taken (peptides) but they will be completing phase 2 studies. ...Read more

Dr. Olav Jaren
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Growth Hormone Deficiency (Definition)

Growth hormone deficiency is a medical condition in which the lack of growth hormone causes failure of children to grow and gain weight. Blood tests can determine whether a child is growth hormone deficient and needs replacement. Growth hormone replacement does not help children grow taller if they are not growth hormone deficient. Instead, it may cause dysmorphic features such as ...Read more


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What are some treatments for adult human growth hormone deficiency?

What are some treatments for adult human growth hormone deficiency?

Growth hormone: Adult ghd is treated with growth hormone injection in adult doses which is typically one tenth of the pediatric dose. ...Read more

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Can small wrists and hands be a sign of growth hormone deficiency? Would treatment work at age 18?

Can small wrists and hands be a sign of growth hormone deficiency? Would treatment work at age 18?

Simple diagnostic: Have an x-ray of the wrists and hands. From that information the radiologist can calculate a "bone age". If the growth plates are closed, then growth is over. If the growth plates are open, then more growth is possible. I suggest consulting a pediatric endocrinologist at that point. ...Read more

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Is there any link between growth hormone deficiency and Ehlers Danlos syndrome? Several possible s/s of EDS. i was on growth hormones x2 years.

Is there any link between growth hormone deficiency and Ehlers Danlos syndrome? Several possible s/s of EDS. i was on growth hormones x2 years.

Not that I can find: I did a search and could not find a specific link between the two- EDS is a condition in which there is still a lot of research going on so I wouldn't say it is absolutely true there is no relation but at this time, it does not look like people know the connection Here is a link to one site that is quite complete http://omim.org/entry/225400 ...Read more

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What can be done about growth hormone deficiency?

Replace it: Hgh is available to use for fda approved indications in children with gh deficiency and some other causes of small stature. Adults wtih gh deficiency may also be entitled to replacement. It's available in daily injection form. ...Read more

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What is life like with growth hormone deficiency (ghd)?

What is life like with growth hormone deficiency (ghd)?

Growth hormone: Gh deficiency causes stunted growth. The height and weight are below normal percentile. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with growth hormone deficiency?

What are the symptoms associated with growth hormone deficiency?

DWARFISM: Child has abnormally slow growth and short stature.Height is below 3rd percentile, fails to begin pubertal development and delayed skeletal maturation. Treatment is hormone replacement. ...Read more

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Which sex is the carrier of the isolated growth hormone deficiency?

Which sex is the carrier of the isolated growth hormone deficiency?

Neither: Few cases of GH deficiency are familial and those that are can affect either sex equally. If both a parent and one or more child have clear GH deficiency, it could be inherited as an autosomal dominant gene, meaning that approximately half of the children could be affected. If neither parent is affected and more than one child has clear GH deficiency, then it is likely autosomal recessive ...Read more

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How do you diagnose growth hormone deficiency in adolescence?

How do you diagnose growth hormone deficiency in adolescence?

Ghd: Growth hormone deficiency can be screened for on a routine lab test called igf-1. The main sign is lack of normal growth rate over months to years. Because it is a cyclical hormone which usually peaks in the middle of the night, very often endocrinologists perform "stimulated testing" to diagnose it definitively. This may require an i've for several hours while stimulant medications are infused. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more


Dr. Tedde Rinker
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Growth Hormone (Definition)

Growth hormone is necessary for growth in children and is still important in adults. Deficiencies can cause many problems beside poor growth in children and this condition should be evaluated by an endocrinologist for diagnosis ...Read more