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Growth Hormone Deficiency (cont.)

Growth Hormone Deficiency Symptoms

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Symptoms of GH deficiency in children include the following:

  • Short stature

  • Low growth velocity (speed) for age and pubertal stage

  • Increased amount of fat around the waist

  • The child may look younger than other children his or her age

  • Delayed tooth development

  • Delayed onset of puberty

Symptoms of GH deficiency in adults include the following:

  • Low energy

  • Decreased strength and exercise tolerance

  • Decreased muscle mass

  • Weight gain, especially around the waist

  • Feelings of anxiety, depression, or sadness causing a change in social behavior

  • Thin and dry skin
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The somatotroph cells of the anterior pituitary gland produce growth hormone.

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