Growth hormone deficiency is a medical condition which is generally caused by the problems arising in the pituitary gland, in which the body ceases to produce enough growth hormones. A polypeptide hormone which stimulates growth and cell reproduction is called Somatropin or growth hormone. It is being carried by number of negative impacts which generally vary according to age. Like in newly born babies, the primary manifestations may be hypoglycaemia or micro penis. Hormone deficiency during adult age is rarely noticed but if it occurs then it will lead to lean body mass, poor bone density, and a number of medical symptoms. The symptoms for subclinical deficiency of growth hormone include poor memory, social withdrawal, and depression which may vary to loss off stamina, musculature and strength. The general causes of growth hormone deficiency are pituitary and parasellar tumours. It could be treated through growth hormone replacement, injections of growth hormone, or surgical treatment of tumours.
The deficiency of growth hormones can be congenital or acquired during childhood or adult age, which further could be partial or complete. It may be isolated deficiency or in association with deficiencies of other pituitary hormones. Sometimes growth hormone deficiency is associated with posterior pituitary hormone deficiency. It is a medical condition which is caused by some faulty mechanism or function of the pituitary gland. Few anatomy basic needs are needed to be covered in order to understand some medical conditions that may result from malfunctioning of the pituitary gland found in the brain. Generally it is occurred in the size of a pea or raisin; still it is called the master gland of the body. This is so because of its regulating functions. The pituitary gland is responsible for regulating the functions of other hormone glands in the body’s endocrine system. Such functions include parathyroid, thyroid, pancreas, adrenals, follicle, gonadotropin, melanocytes, prolactin, and somatotropin. A deficiency in any of these functions can lead to the medical condition which is known as growth hormone deficiency. Because of the regulation of functions and hormones, a number of medical issues and disease can be caused by malfunctioning pituitary glands. Deficiencies often lead to either low or complete blockage of hormone production.
The subclinical deficiency of growth hormone in children may lead to stunted growth, which means that the pituitary gland is not producing adequate amounts for optimal function. Deficiency is generally occurred when a child is two to three years old and is rating below average on a chart, where the growth may be flat or of slow rate. Before dealing with the treatment, you are advised to be informed.
Growth hormone deficiency in adults occurs at the time of aging process and decline in HGH, which is linked to premature mortality. The most common cause for adult deficiency is a tumour in the pituitary gland, which has also been linked to other kind of abnormalities in the cardiovascular, the cognitive, neuromuscular, skeletal as well as metabolic systems. It is often treated with daily injections of HGHs, similarly like insulin is injected on daily basis to the diabetics.