Growth Hormone Deficiency in Adults Questions & Answers

Updated: Jun 26, 2018
  • Author: Mohsen S Eledrisi, MD, FACP, FACE; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is adult growth hormone (GH) deficiency?

What causes adult growth hormone (GH) deficiency?

What is the prevalence of adult growth hormone (GH) deficiency?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of adult growth hormone (GH) deficiency?

Which physical findings are characteristic of adult growth hormone (GH) deficiency?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Growth Hormone Deficiency in Adults?

Workup

What is included in the workup of adult growth hormone (GH) deficiency?

What is the role of lab tests in the workup of adult growth hormone (GH) deficiency?

What are the diagnostic criteria for adult growth hormone (GH) deficiency?

Treatment

How is adult growth hormone (GH) deficiency treated?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with adult growth hormone (GH) deficiency?

What are the possible complications of adult growth hormone (GH) deficiency?

What is the risk for cardiovascular disease in adult growth hormone (GH) deficiency?

What is the risk for osteopenia or osteoporosis in adult growth hormone (GH) deficiency?

What is the effect of adult growth hormone (GH) deficiency on body composition?

How does adult growth hormone (GH) deficiency affect life expectancy?

How does adult growth hormone (GH) deficiency affect quality-of-life?

How does adult growth hormone (GH) deficiency affect glucose metabolism?

Guidelines

What are the Endocrine Society guidelines on adult growth hormone (GH) deficiency?

Medications

What is the goal of drug treatment for adult growth hormone (GH) deficiency?

Which medications in the drug class Diagnostic Agents are used in the treatment of Growth Hormone Deficiency in Adults?

Which medications in the drug class Growth Hormones are used in the treatment of Growth Hormone Deficiency in Adults?