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Is there a medicine to cure growth hormone deficiency?

Is there a medicine to cure growth hormone deficiency?

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 blood drops as you get past the formative/growing years so the level in middle aged adults is normally lower. Should a doc decide to prescribe if to anyone the cost runs about 15 K/yr the last time I checked. You cannot "fix" a pituitary gland. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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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


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Growth hormone deficiency- how can it be cured?

Growth hormone deficiency- how can it be cured?

Treated: Hi. Growth hormone deficiency can be treated, not cured. Like type 1 diabetes on insulin or hypothyroidism on thyroid hormone; insulin treats the diabetes but doesn't cure it and thyroid hormone treats the hypothyroidism but doesn't cure it. Growth hormone deficiency doesn't have to be treated, but if it is treated, it's with growth hormone replacement. ...Read more

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What can be done about growth hormone deficiency?

What can be done about growth hormone deficiency?

Replacement: With hgh especially if your child is not growing. Adults are a different matter. Many with adult gh deficiency do not need or wish replacement. If it is you than be tested by a real endocrinologist - too many quacks tout hgh for longevity in adults who do not have gh deficiency. ...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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Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes growth hormone deficiency?

Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes growth hormone deficiency?

GH: Growth hormone goes down normally with age, but if deficient can cause many symptoms including fatigue, low exercise tolerance, low stamina and depression. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have children if you have congenital growth hormone deficiency?

Yes: If that's the only hormone deficiency then replacing gh will be helpful. If there are other pituitary hormone deficiencies it becomes more difficult, but still possible. ...Read more

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It possible to test for growth hormone deficiency?

It possible to test for growth hormone deficiency?

Yes: Endocrinologists do stimulation testing to elicit gh release from the pituitary gland. This is all through blood tests. ...Read more

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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

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Can growth hormone deficiency cause blood sugar problem?

Can growth hormone deficiency cause blood sugar problem?

Yes: Untreated gh deficiency in infants may cause low blood sugar. Likewise, gh is a diabetogenic hormone and can raise blood sugars, sometimes too much. ...Read more

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What causes growth hormone deficiency in a fraternal twin (female)?

What causes growth hormone deficiency in a fraternal twin (female)?

Depends: When kids are diagnosed with gh deficiency, a brain MRI is done to look for anything which may be disturbing the pituitary gland. Most often, gh deficiency is idiopathic, meaning that we don't know. Being a fraternal twin does not influence the cause unless there might have been difficulties with either pregnancy or delivery. ...Read more

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Help docs, is growth hormone deficiency caused by not eating enough of a certain nutrient?

No: GH deficiency is either something people are born with or may develop as older kids or adults due to a tumor near the pituitary gland. A balanced diet with enough protein and different vitamins particularly D may help you feel better but is unlikely to affect how much GH your pituitary gland produces. ...Read more

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If I am having behavioral problem can this be caused by growth hormone deficiency in children?

No relation to that: No there is no relationship to that. Growth hormone deficiency does not cause behavioral problems. ...Read more

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Hi what would would be happen if a 19 years old boy has growth hormone deficiency? Does it effect on other things besides of being short?

Possibly not: Has he had a complete evaluation of his pituitary? He must, as there may be a benign growth which may cause other problems if allowed to grow. He needs to be seen by a pediatric endocrinologist. ...Read more

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If my growth hormone deficiency was a mutation in my family and no one else in my family history has it, will it be passed on to my children?

If my growth hormone deficiency was a mutation in my family and no one else in my family history has it, will it be passed on to my children?

That depends: To pass it on to your children it is important to know if you have what is called a dominant or recessive mutation. If you have had your genetics done and know the mutation then I would talk with a genetics counselor- they are super helpful! I found a good resource but warning... it is pretty technical but very good on the subject!
https://ghr. Nlm. Nih. Gov/condition/isolated-growth-hormone-deficiency#inheritance ...Read more

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Does growth hormone deficiency affect penis?

Decreased Libido: Among other things, symptoms of adult gh deficiency may include a lower libido and decreased sexual function. ...Read more

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Does growth hormone deficiency lower testosterone levels?

Does growth hormone deficiency lower testosterone levels?

No: Your pituitary controls a number of hormones including thyroid, growth, testosterone & estradiol, among others. While growth hormone deficiency won't "lower" testosterone, pituitary damage leading to growth hormone deficiency can also lead to hypogonadism or low testosterone. It's also common to have a defect in just one hormone rather than all. Traumatic brain injury is not a major concern. ...Read more

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Can growth hormone deficiency affect testosterone levels?

Can growth hormone deficiency affect testosterone levels?

To some extent: Decline in hgh can lower the production of several other hormones to some extent. Aging is accompaned by declining testosterone levels also. Referred to as andropause. The decline is not as swift and dramatic as womens menopause, but it does cause symptoms that are reversed with testostterone replacement. ...Read more

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Can growth hormone deficiency affect testosterone levels?

Can growth hormone deficiency affect testosterone levels?

Likely: There are gh receptors, igf-1 and gh releasing hormone receptors on the leydig cells. Boys born gh deficient have micro penis often. Their testes don't respond normally to lh during gestation. Pubertal development is hampered by gh deficiency until replaced. Men with gh deficiency can have impaired fertility. Replacing gh increases seminal fluid. Not sure if testo levels change +/- gh in adults. ...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 cause growth hormone deficiency?

What can cause growth hormone deficiency?

Lots of things: Congenital pituitary abnormalities, brain tumors, brain injuries, radiation to the brain, oxygen deprivation, hereditary gh deficiency, etc. In many pediatric cases, it's iatrogenic because the cause is still unknown. ...Read more

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Can you explain growth hormone deficiency?

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 help you to grow. Growth hormone deficiency is a condition where for whatever reason your pituitary makes less of it than is considered normal. Testing for this is complicated, usually takes multiple steps, and should be overseen by an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a growth-hormone deficiency?

How do I know if I have a growth-hormone deficiency?

GH stim test: Hi. To test if you're GH-deficient (GH-D), a screening IGF-1 can be drawn. If it's well in the normal range, GH-D is unlikely. Stringent diagnostic criteria require doing a GH-stimulation test. This is done either by injection insulin IV to cause hypoglycemia (stimulates GH in normals but) or infusing arginine & GH-releasing hormone (stimulates GH in normals). GH-D has diagnostic criteria in tests ...Read more

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Please explain why is growth hormone deficiency bad?

As a child: You will not grow to your full potential. As an adult, growth hormone deficiency is less clear-cut, but can lead to loss of energy, muscle, mental agility and the like. Check w/your physician if you're concerned. ...Read more

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I just found I have a growth hormone deficiency but is it too late to grow?

Likely: At a listed age of 40, you could have simply had growth hormone levels drop off with age, as they do in everyone, but more than expected. If they were normal during the teen years, which we cannot know, you likely cannot blame this for your height. If the growth centers in your bones are closed, as they do in most by late teens, you cannot grow taller. ...Read more

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I'm a teen suffering with growth hormone deficiency! How can this be treated?

Injections: Of growth hormone can be given if you have been diagnosed early enough. Talk to your doctor about referral to an endocrinologist for treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
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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