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Growth Hormone Deficiency (cont.)

Outlook for Growth Hormone Deficiency

The prognosis is determined by the patient’s response to growth hormone replacement therapy and the underlying cause of the deficiency.

  • Muscle mass may increase.
  • The patient may lose weight.
  • Exercise tolerance and performance may be increased.
  • Energy may increase.
  • Mood may improve.

Complications of growth hormone deficiency may include the following:

Support Groups and Counseling for Growth Hormone Deficiency

Some patients may benefit from counseling or joining a support group with other people who have growth hormone deficiency.

Medically reviewed by John A. Seibel, MD; Board Certified Internal Medicine with a subspecialty in Endocrinology & Metabolism

REFERENCE:

"Diagnosis of growth hormone deficiency in children"
UpToDate.com


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/21/2016
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