Growth Hormone Deficiency

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What is Growth Hormone Deficiency?

Growth Hormone Deficiency (GHD) is a medical condition in which the body does not produce enough growth hormone (GH). Growth hormone, also called somatotropin, is a polypeptide hormone which stimulates growth and cell reproduction.

What is it like to have Growth Hormone Deficiency?

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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What do patients take to treat Growth Hormone Deficiency and its symptoms?

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Who has Growth Hormone Deficiency on PatientsLikeMe?

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 12
20s 10
30s 5
40s 6
50s 12
60s 1
70+ 1


Distribution of females vs. males

60% Females
40% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 10
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 3
40-49 years 5
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 30
Not Diagnosed 3

These charts show data from Growth Hormone Deficiency patients who have completed their condition history
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