Human Growth Hormone (rhGH) Deficiency

HGH deficiency may occur at any time during infancy or childhood, with the most obvious sign being a noticeable slowing of growth.

 

The deficiency may be genetic is some families. Although these children may also possess signs of low blood sugar or obesity, they display average body proportions and (average intelligence.

 

Through the use of injections of synthetic HGF over a period of several years, physicians can help these children deficient in HGH to achieve average height.