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?

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Nuvigil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Citalopram, Alcytan, Celexa) 15 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(APO Clonazepam, Clonex, Clonotril) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta, Cymgen, Yelate) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Genotropin Miniquick, Humatrope, Norditropin) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Anexsia, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus) 13 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-hydroxyquine, Hydroxychlor, Oxiklorin) 2 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Depressed mood (1) Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ixel, Savella)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Alertec, Modavigil, Modiodal) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Fatigue (1)

Data from patients with Growth Hormone Deficiency, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

Compare treatments for Growth Hormone Deficiency

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Nuvigil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Citalopram, Alcytan, Celexa) 15 more
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(APO Clonazepam, Clonex, Clonotril) 7 more
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta, Cymgen, Yelate) 1 more
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for Growth Hormone Deficiency (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Headaches Nausea 1 more
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Genotropin Miniquick, Humatrope, Norditropin) 7 more
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Anexsia, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus) 13 more
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-hydroxyquine, Hydroxychlor, Oxiklorin) 2 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Stomach pain
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Depressed mood (1) Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ixel, Savella)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Headaches
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Alertec, Modavigil, Modiodal) 1 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Amblyopia Blurry vision 8 more
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Fatigue (1)

Data from patients with Growth Hormone Deficiency, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Growth Hormone Deficiency on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 14
20s 10
30s 5
40s 7
50s 12
60s 1
70+ 1

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

61% Females
39% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 11
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 32
Not Diagnosed 3

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