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
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Treatments taken by people with Growth Hormone Deficiency

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

(Genotropin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
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Treatment name(s)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Provigil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Fatigue (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Amblyopia Blurry vision 8 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Fatigue (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

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

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

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

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Depressed mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (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 20
20s 14
30s 11
40s 13
50s 12
60s 4
70+ 2
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 14
20-29 years 3
30-39 years 4
40-49 years 6
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

58% Female
42% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 43
Not Diagnosed 3

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