Growth hormone deficiency in adults

Growth hormone deficiency in adultsDr. Darwin Smith – Growth hormone deficiency in adults What is growth hormone? Growth hormone (sonata trouping) is a protein consisting of special cells inside a small gland called the pituitary gland (pituitary), which is located at the base of the brain. The pituitary gland is associated with a thin shank portion of the brain called the hypothalamus. Production and release of growth hormone controlling two hormones called GHRH (growth hormone releasing hormone) and soma tostado.

These two hormones are produced in the hypothalamus. GHRH stimulates growth hormone, soma totting inhibits the contrary. Growth hormone does not form throughout the day in the same amount, but in waves. The highest concentration in the blood early after falling asleep. During puberty significantly increases the amount of growth hormone.

This results in the so-called pubertal growth acceleration. Growth hormone persists throughout life, but with age, its quantity decreases. Although adults do not need such an amount of growth hormone in childhood, still plays an important role. The reason for this is that growth hormone does not only affect the growth. It regulates metabolism, contributes to the maintenance of normal body composition and helps maintain a good quality of life.


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