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.
Growth hormone. The stunted growth is global including the penis.

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Can growth hormone deficiency affect testosterone levels?

Not usually. Although both testosterone and growth hormone are stimulated by hormones from the pituitary gland, they are relatively unrelated. 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
Very rare in adults. In children GH deficiency may be suspected if the child is short and growth is slow. GH deficiency is usually something you are born with and rarely shows up in adults unless they have had surgery or radiation in the area of the pituitary gland. If that is the case you should see an endocrinologist but if not GH deficiency is very very unlikely. Read more...

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...

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...