Currently, it is not known whether the growth hormone will cause tumors that remain in the pituitary gland to grow. Finally, blood cholesterol and bone density will be monitored. With treatment of adult growth hormone deficiency, both of these measures should show signs of improvement. The 2011 update to The Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline on the evaluation and treatment of growth hormone deficiency (GHD) in adults offers recommendations on the definition and diagnosis of GHD, weighs the risks and benefits of growth hormone (GH) replacement, and offers recommendations on individualizing treatment.
Jun 04, 2013 · Adult growth hormone deficiency (AGHD) results in a clinical syndrome characterized by alterations in body composition, diminished aerobic exercise capacity and quality of life (QoL), and adverse changes in lipid and carbohydrate metabolism and cardiovascular function (Hazem et al., 2012).Cited by: 65. Growth hormone deficiency (GHD) in adults arises as a consequence of decreased secretion of somatotropin (GH) from the anterior pituitary. The diagnosis of GHD is dependent on the demonstration of a subnormal rise in serum GH in response to one or more dynamic stimulation tests in the presence of co-existing pituitary disease or other pituitary hormone deficiencies.Cited by: 13.