Growth hormone treatment, and effects?

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I am 17 and I am 5 feet 4 inch tall, should I get growth hormone treatment?

No. By age 17, most boys have fused growth plates with no or almost no growth potential left. Hgh would fail to stimulate any more height growth but could certainly harm the body, causing acromegaly and potentially increasing your risk for malignancies as well as other problems. Hgh is a highly regulated medication for good reason. It should only be used by prescription by an endocrinologist. Read more...

I am 20 and just 5"2, should I take growth hormone treatment? I'm balding too.

Too late. I honestly think its too late if you are hoping to get taller. You should talk to an endocrinologist about it. You may need some hormone testing about the balding. If you have a family history of early balding it may be your destiny. But a dermatologist can help with that. Read more...

Do doctors recommend taking growth hormone as treatment for something?

GH deficiency. It is indicated for gh deficiency and short stature in children. There are many other uses that are speculative or outright bogus. Naturally, gh levels are high in growing kids, still somewhat high in young adults, but then low in older adults. In a patient with hypopituitarism, gh is given to children and young adults, but not in older adults. Read more...

My child have low but normal growth hormone level, is treatment needed, I am worry about his growth thus need more opinion, thanks?

See pediatrician. I would need more information as to why the growth hormone level was checked, and what the number is. You should schedule an appointment with your pediatrician and see if a referral to a pediatric endocrinologist in indicated... be well! Read more...
Growth hormone . I need more informations, your child age, weight, height, BMI, gender, why was the growth hormone level done , Any other tests & is the child already followed by an endocrinologist? Good luck . Read more...
Growth. How old is baby? Your pediatrician should be recording growth - height and weight - at every clinic visit. There are graphs with curves that will let you (and your doctor) whether your child is growing properly. If yes - relax! If no - your pediatrician will begin to work out why and make management changes. Read more...

What happens if a child gets gh treatment (growth hormone), without having gh deficiency?

Effect Varies. Gh rx is sometimes considered in pts with profound short stature and delayed bone maturity.This can yield enough growth to help an anxious kid relax and fit in more with his peer group. This is separate from a subgroup thought to make defective gh that doesn't work but will show positive on blood levels. In the 1st group, final height is not likely to change.In the second, final height is taller. Read more...
Depends. Hgh treatment has been shown to be adequate for other causes of growth failure independently of the gh levels. Read more...
Depends... Majority of short statured children have no known cause for their stature. They do not have growth hormone deficiency. Studies have shown that some of these kids (called idiopathic short stature) benefit from growth hormone treatment. It is fda approved treatment but is still controversial. Turner's, noonan's, prader willi and SGA also may not have gh deficiency but benefit from treatment with gh. Read more...

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...