Pediatric Endocrine Society Provides Guidance for Growth Hormone Use in Pediatric Patients

HealthDay News—Use of growth hormone in children and adolescents should be considered carefully, with assessment of the risks and benefits necessary for each patient, according to guidelines published in the January issue of Hormone Research in Paediatrics. Adda Grimberg, MD, from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and colleagues […]

Growth Hormone Deficiency Following Complicated Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury (“TBI”) is considered the main cause of hypopituitarism in adults and growth hormone (“GH”)deficiency is the most common pituitary deficit associated with TBI. According to Cedars-Sinai, even after we stop growing, adults need growth hormone. Growth hormone plays a role in healthy muscle, how our bodies collect fat (especially around the stomach […]

Bimonthly Growth Hormone Injections to Replace Daily Injections?

At the Annual ENDO 2017 meeting in Orlando, FL, Moore et al provided an update on somavaratan, the long acting recombinant human growth hormone being investigated for children and adults with growth hormone deficiency. Current treatment for these patients is somewhat burdensome given the need for daily subcutaneous injections. Somavaratan provides the option for bimonthly […]

Longer-Acting Growth Hormones Promising for Adult GH Deficiency

Two investigational long-acting growth-hormone (GH) replacement products hold potential for less frequent dosing and improved adherence among adult patients with proven growth-hormone deficiency. Adult growth-hormone deficiency is a rare disorder characterized by the inadequate secretion of the growth hormone from the pituitary gland. It can be hereditary; can be acquired as a result of trauma, […]

Signs and Symptoms of Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency

Major Symptoms of Adult-Onset Growth Hormone deficiency You may be wondering if the unusual symptoms you are feeling lately may be due to growth hormone deficiency. Growth hormone is now widely recognized as an important factor in the maintenance of health and well-being. However, research shows that most people won’t experience the debilitating effects of […]