Causes of Low Growth Hormone
We all want to do everything in our power to remain as healthy as possible for as long as we possibly can. Luckily, the presence of abnormal causes of Low Growth Hormone levels in adults is not as common as you might think. That being said, everyone experiences a reduction in GH production after the age of 35. But there is no need to worry. With the advances in modern medicine, there is a real possibility to regress these symptoms and reach near perfect health.
Nevertheless, you may want to understand what to avoid or watch out for in order to maintain the health of your GH-producing gland(s) and ensure that your endocrine system is as healthy as possible throughout life. GH-deficiency can occur in both childhood and adulthood, although deficiencies in adults are less common.
Below is a breakdown of the most common environmental and genetic causes of Low Growth Hormone production:
• Damage to the pituitary gland or hypothalamus, which controls the pituitary gland; the most common causes of damage are poor blood supply, a pituitary tumor, or the surgery or radiation used to treat the tumor.
• Injury the pituitary gland, such as severe head trauma
• Idiopathic GH-deficiency (unknown cause or spontaneously arising)
• Congenital GH-deficiency (present from birth due to a genetic abnormality)
Children who are born with pituitary gland issues or causes of Low Growth Hormone production usually suffer from dwarfism, which requires hGH therapy under the supervision of a professional, usually a pediatric endocrinologist, who is well-versed in treating patients with this abnormality.
Generally, if you are a healthy adult that did not experience issues related to causes of Low Growth Hormone production in your youth, then any issues you experience related to low GH as an adult would likely have a genetic reason or be caused by an external stimulus, such as an accident, infection, disease, or interference. Understanding the causes of low GH can help determine the best course of action for the quickest recuperation and best results.
We can help you test your GH levels, with no additional obligation, if you feel that you have been experiencing any relevant symptoms or issues related to aging. Let us help you. Contact us at your earliest convenience at (866) 224-5698. You can also fill out our Medical History Form to be contacted within the next 24 hours.