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.

Common symptoms reported by people with 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, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with growth hormone deficiency

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

(Genotropin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Treatment name(s)

(Provigil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Pristiq)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN))
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(TENS Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Spring Valley Vitamin D3)
Type
Supplement
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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Compare treatments taken by people with growth hormone deficiency

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Genotropin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Provigil)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (2 evaluations)
Side effects
blurry vision decreased appetite 8 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Pristiq)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
bruising
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN))
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1) fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(TENS Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
muscle spasms
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Spring Valley Vitamin D3)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with growth hormone deficiency, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has growth hormone deficiency on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 18
20s 17
30s 14
40s 16
50s 14
60s 4
70+ 2
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 16
20-29 years 4
30-39 years 4
40-49 years 6
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

62% Female
38% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 46
Not Diagnosed 4

These charts show data from growth hormone deficiency patients who have completed their condition history
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