About Growth Hormone Deficiency (GHD)

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Pediatric GHD

If your child has been diagnosed with pediatric GHD, it means that their pituitary gland does not produce enough growth hormone to stimulate their body to grow. Your child is likely growing at a slower rate than other children, which will be noticeable on their growth chart.

Impact of GHD on your child

In addition to short stature, pediatric GHD may impact your child in other ways.

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They may look younger when compared with friends of the same age and gender

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Puberty may be delayed or absent

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Normal metabolism, bone strength, and muscle development may also be affected