What are the causes of a growth hormone deficiency?

The primary causes of adult onset GH deficiency are surgery, accident trauma, disease of the hypothalamus or intra cranial radiation therapy. GH deficient patients are usually segregated into two distinct groups. The first group comprises patients who were GH deficient as children, and continue to experience a GH deficiency, and the second group is adult onset GH deficiency.

What is AGHD (adult growth hormone deficiency)?

Adults can experience a deficiency in growth hormone, and the health effects of this deficiency can be profound. Adults will experience a GH deficiency if their pituitary gland is not secreting an appropriate quantity of GH into the blood stream, or if through surgery or medical treatment, the pituitary is absent or underperforming. The pituitary is a vital gland, and is often named "the master gland" as the hormone secretions from the pituitary are responsible for the regulation and control of a number of ...