Low growth hormone

What is low growth hormone?

Low growth hormone, also called growth hormone deficiency (GHD), is when your body does not produce enough growth hormone (GH). This medical condition can occur at any age, but most commonly occurs in children leading to reduced growth and short stature. In adults, growth hormone deficiency can cause a range of symptoms, including:

Some key facts about low growth hormone:

The good news is growth hormone deficiency is treatable! At Balance Clinic, we specialize in testing and treating growth hormone disorders for patients of all ages. Our medical team stays up-to-date on the latest diagnostic tools and FDA-approved growth hormone therapy options to help patients regain health, vitality and improve quality of life.

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How is low GH diagnosed and what causes it?

Diagnosing growth hormone deficiency requires clinical evaluation by an endocrinologist alongside stimulation tests that measure GH response to provocative stimuli. An insulin tolerance test is considered the gold standard. Genetic mutations, tumors damaging the pituitary, brain trauma, radiation exposure and autoimmune disorders can all potentially lead to low GH.

In adults, common causes include:

Catching and addressing growth hormone deficiency early is key to support normal development and physical health across the lifespan. Our top-rated endocrinologists leverage advanced diagnostic tools to accurately uncover hormone imbalances. Reach out today to learn more!

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