Human growth hormone is otherwise known as somatotropin. It is the hormone responsible for achieving growth, cell reproduction, and cell regeneration in humans. It is produced by the pituitary gland, and it regulates body functions. It helps in sugar and fat metabolism. The deficiency of growth hormones causes dwarfism, and the affected children are of short stature with normal body proportions. Increased production of growth hormones in the body results in a condition called acromegaly. There is an increase in the size of the bone with increased height.
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Query: Hi doctor, My cousin is 10 years old, but he is short for his age. His grandfather, father and sister are also short. Is there any medicine for growth or height problem that occurs due to hereditary? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understood your concern. Your cousin of 10 years old is quite normal to have this much height. I have gone through the picture what you sent me (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Sometimes, low height will be genetic in nature. In 70 percentage ... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am 20 years old. My weight is 53 kg and height is 167 cm. I look small for my age. There is no appropriate growth. Can you suggest any medication or supplement for this? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your history and I would like to suggest you some natural way to increase your body growth. There are many factors that affect the body height and weight such as gender, age, genetics, lifestyle, diet, etc. If there is no weight gain despite eating ... Read Full »