Growth Hormone

Specialty of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Excess secretion of growth hormone disorders often causes certain known with the names of gigantism or acromegaly, characterized by abnormal body growth. When this adrenal disease occurs during the age of growth, before the bony plates have closed, it is called gigantism and the most common cause that causes this disease is a benign tumor that occurs in the pituitary and generates this hormone in excess; if it occurs after this period, it is called acromegaly. Children who suffer from this disease are often extremely large for his age. Some of the symptoms that affected by excessive secretion of growth hormone may be delayed puberty, front and mandibular prominence, large hands and feet with thick fingers, weakness, shortness of side vision, etc.
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