The growth hormone (GH) is produced by the pituitary gland. As the name suggests, it is responsible for the growth and cell reproduction. Growth hormone therapy is used in cases of growth deficiency in children. The growth hormone is injected into the body. They are safe, but they show some side effects. The side effects are swelling, muscle aches, and joint pain are the common side effects.
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Query: Hi doctor, I am a 16-year-old male, and my height is 5.4 feet. How to increase my height? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. After you attain puberty, the body's long bones stop growing further as their growing ends fuse with the bone. These bones then reach a permanent size. There are many pills, injections,etc., available through the internet, which claims to increase your height. Their eff... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I would like to discuss regarding the medical issue of daughter with you. She is now 15 months old, but her weight is only 12 lbs. According to doctors, all reports are clear except her growth hormone. She is not taking any medicine. I have attached her laboratory reports for your referen... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through all the medical records of your baby (attachment removed to protect patient identity). 1. She looks to be a case of short stature and the reports are suggestive of growth hormone deficiency. 2. I would like to know whether there is any family hi... Read Full »
Query: Dear Doctor, I have attached images of the latest x-ray imaging (attachment removed to protect user identity). I have taken this x-ray to determine my bone age, reason is that I had planned on using growth hormone therapy to help me grow taller. I was told that these bone age imaging of the wrist is... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hand x-ray for bone age is really meant for paediatric age determination (i.e, upto 12 years). You need to provide a few details to know if HGH will work for you or not. What is your current height? What is the height of your parents? You really need the Risser's sign... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, My height is 174 cm. My legs look small, and I think because of that, I am not tall. I want growth hormone therapy. I have lost some muscles in the gym, and my Igf level is 139 ng/ml. I am obese, with a weight of 96 kg. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. The first thing to note is your IGF (insulin-growth-factor) is less than average for your age. However, multiple factors affect its levels in the body, including workouts in the gym. If you have given your sample immediately after the... Read Full »