Chief Health Concerns With GHD

  • Increased fat mass
  • Low bone density
  • Decreased muscle mass and strength
  • Decreased quality of life
  • Fatigue
  • Increased cardiovascular (heart disease and stroke) risk

How is GHD diagnosed?

  • Glucagon growth hormone stimulation test
  • Arginine growth hormone stimulation test
  • Insulin tolerance test

More About Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency (AGHD)

A shortage of growth hormone can lead to several symptoms that affect you both physically and psychologically.

Symptoms

  • lack of energy or fatigue
  • decreased sexual desire
  • muscle weakness
  • sleep problems
  • weight gain
  • decreased social contact
  • sadness or depression
  • nervousness or anxiety
  • poor sleep
  • feelings of hopelessness

In some adults, growth hormone deficiency can be caused by trauma, brain hemorrhage, brain radiation, or tumors of the hypothalamus or pituitary gland.

Treatment of GHD

The most common and effective treatment for GHD is a daily injection of GH.