Growth Hormone Deficiency types, Symptoms and treatment

Growth hormone deficiency is a rare disease characterized by low secretions of growth hormone from the anterior pituitary gland present at the base of the brain.

Growth Hormone Deficiency types:

GHD may be present since birth due to a genetic mutation or development problems in the brain, GHD may be due to a later development in life due to a trauma, infection, radiotherapy, or brain tumors and it may be idiopathic or without a known reason, GHD in children may be one of these three types.

Growth Hormone Deficiency Symptoms :

  1. Short stature.
  2. Delayed growth.
  3. Delay in growth of bones in accordance with age.
  4. But in case it takes place after puberty, it is probably caused by one of the following:
  5. Pituitary tumor.
  6. Brain injury.
  7. Or idiopathic.
  8. Symptoms in cases of occurrence after puberty are as follows:
  9. Osteoporosis.
  10. Muscle weakness.
  11. High cholesterol levels.
  12. High insulin resistance.
  13. Weak cardiac functions.

Growth Hormone Deficiency Treatment:

All types of GHD are treated with daily injections of recombinant Human growth hormone.

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