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What is the best age to begin growth hormone treatment for short stature?

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
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In brief: Indications

Gh is tightly regulated with specific fda indications for its use.
Short stature by itself is not an indication to use gh. When gh is prescribed certainly it is better to give it sooner rather than later but there is normally no urgency. Hypoglycemia in infants with gh deficiency may be an exception. Patients with pws start during infancy.

In brief: Indications

Gh is tightly regulated with specific fda indications for its use.
Short stature by itself is not an indication to use gh. When gh is prescribed certainly it is better to give it sooner rather than later but there is normally no urgency. Hypoglycemia in infants with gh deficiency may be an exception. Patients with pws start during infancy.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Dr. David Geffner
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Now

As soon as possible once the diagnosis is made and there are no other factors (such as a tumor causing the hypothalamic or pituitary gh deficiency) is ruled out.

In brief: Now

As soon as possible once the diagnosis is made and there are no other factors (such as a tumor causing the hypothalamic or pituitary gh deficiency) is ruled out.
Dr. David Geffner
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