Growth Hormone Deficiency FAQs Topic Guide

Growth Hormone Deficiency FAQs Growth Hormone Deficiency FAQs: When the pituitary gland at the base of the brain fails to produce enough human growth hormone, it causes all sorts of symptoms in children with the deficiency. They include:
  • Short height for child's age,
  • Increased fat around the waist and in the face,
  • Feeling upset about his or her height,
  • The child may look younger than other children his or her age,
  • Delayed onset of puberty, and
  • Delayed tooth development.
Treatments include hormone replacement therapy.

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