What is Growth Hormone DeficiencyGrowth Hormone Deficiency is a medical condition in which the body fails to synthesize adequate amounts of the Human Growth Hormone.
The Growth Hormone is secreted by the pituitary, and it plays a crucial role in controlling the growth and development in children and metabolic activities in adults. Growth hormone deficiency refers to insufficient levels of HGH, resulting in growth retardation in children and metabolic derangements in adults.
Causes of Growth Hormone Deficiency
• GHD is hereditary in 10 % of all cases.
• Congenital (present at birth) hypo-pituitarism, is a rare form of GHD, and may be genetic.
Growth Hormone Deficiency SymptomsGrowth Hormone Deficiency is a clinical condition which is characterized by reduced production of the Human Growth Hormone by the pituitary gland. This hormone controls a wide range of functions, which include: various metabolic functions of the cell, cellular growth, cellular multiplication and the production of other hormones. The onset of the condition may take place in childhood and can be manifested in the form of a small penis size and low blood sugar levels, while, onset of the condition in adulthood (though fairly rare) can manifest in other forms including: social withdrawal, poor memory, depression, fatigue and poor musculature.
Growth Hormone Deficiency Symptoms
The manifestation of growth hormone deficiency is different in children and adults.