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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
Last Reviewed 11/17/2017
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