Growth Hormone Deficiency

Growth hormone deficiency is a condition that presents with low levels of growth hormones. In children, growth hormone deficiency causes deficient growth in height. Adults with this deficiency have weak muscles, are always tired, and lack stamina. This deficiency is treated by taking regular injections of synthetic growth hormones. The results are seen within three months.

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I have low growth hormone levels, chronic gastritis, and I am underweight. Do I have hypopituitarism?

Query: Hi doctor, I have low GH levels and am concerned I have an issue with my pituitary gland. My father has the same problem as well. I have been underweight my entire life, and now I want to gain weight. Also, I have chronic gastritis that is on and off. I currently take probiotics and multivitamins, ...  Read Full »

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