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Growth Hormone Deficiency

Growth Hormone Deficiency

A growth hormone deficiency (GHD) occurs when the pituitary gland doesn’t produce enough growth hormone. It more commonly affects children than adults. The pituitary gland is a small gland about the size of a pea. It’s located at the base of the skull and secretes eight hormones. Some of these hormones control thyroid activity and body temperature. Deficiency Symptoms: Slow growth or absence of growth Short stature (below the fifth percentile compared to other children […]

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