For the majority of people, growth hormone is produced naturally by the pituitary gland in the brain. As its name implies, growth hormone is responsible for making us grow. However, it also contributes to many other important functions in the body, such as:
What causes poor growth?
There are many possible reasons why a child may seem to be growing more slowly than their peers or siblings. Some are entirely harmless and do not affect the child’s health. For example, some children simply grow at a different rate from others and will eventually catch up as they get older.
However, there are other, more serious reasons why a child might not be growing as he/she should. These reasons can range from poor nutrition to certain medical conditions, such as kidney or liver disease. It may even be that their body is not making enough growth hormone, the hormone responsible for making them grow.
There are hundreds of known medical issues which can impact a child's growth. Most of them are rare diseases like Noonan syndrome that affects 1 in 1000- 2500 live births
Do you know that between 0 and 16 years old, children change their clothing sizes around 21 times?
Human growth hormone (hGH) is a chemical messenger that is crucial for normal growth and development.
Growth hormone therapy (GHT) is a biosynthetic hormone replacement therapy, identical to the natural growth hormone produced by the body.