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Can you explain growth hormone deficiency?
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Dr. Soumya Adhikari
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Soumya Adhikari
Dr. Soumya Adhikari
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