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
Clonazepam, Naltrexone, Duloxetine
Ibuprofen, Biofeedback, Hydroxychloroquine
Clonazepam, Zolpidem
Individual Therapy, Armodafinil, Naltrexone
Duloxetine, Tizanidine, Tramadol

What do patients take to treat Growth Hormone Deficiency and its symptoms?


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Who has Growth Hormone Deficiency on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 48 patients have this condition
  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 27 say Growth Hormone Deficiency is their primary condition

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 12
20s 9
30s 5
40s 5
50s 9
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 9
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 5
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 26
Not Diagnosed 3

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