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If you have a growth hormone issue are there any other symptoms than just inches of growth spurts in height? What other symptoms might a 40 YO notice?
Unlikely: When people are done growing, GH still is needed to help maintain muscle and bone mass and your energy level. However, GH deficiency severe enough to cause fatigue and muscle weakness is quite rare in adults and is mainly seen in people who have had tumors in the area of the pituitary removed or radiated or who were Dx with GH deficiency in childhood. Seems very unlikely for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
If a growth hormone issue causes female to suddenly grow inches taller after age 35 wouldn't other changes occur too? What kinds of things might u see
Over the past several months I have noticed when I am pre-menstrual i feel like I am fighting a cold. Is this a hormone issue or am i imagining this?
Docs suggesting I might have an excess growth hormone issue. What symptoms would I see with that? Only thing I'm seeing is height growing as an adult
Can hormone issues cause feelings of despair and uneasiness? Had surge long ago now it creeps up now and then. Psychologists don't seem to help much.
Emotional self-mgmt: Yes, hormones do play a role. Ok, you have a point. Money stress will only make it worse and some tx is not helpful. So try some diy. There are good sites this is just one. http://www.anxietycoach.com/breathingexercise.html perhaps a mindfulness meditation group class? You can do things that will help. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doc said height gain after 30 always due to hormone issue. Can U please explain what that hormone issue is & other symptoms I'd see. Is it acromegaly?
Yes an: elevated GROWTH hormone from a PITUITARY tumor causes growth in adults...including height! There are MANY OTHER SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS! If you suspect this it is important you be evaluated by a Board Certified Endocrinologist! Your PCP should suggest the referral! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more