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How To Cure Growth Hormone Deficiency By Ayurveda Herbs
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
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
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
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
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
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
Yes: Endocrinologists do stimulation testing to elicit gh release from the pituitary gland. This is all through blood tests. ...Read more
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
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
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
No relation to that: No there is no relationship to that. Growth hormone deficiency does not cause behavioral problems. ...Read more
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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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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