The Diagnosis of Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency
Recent clinical studies of growth hormone (GH) treatment in adults suspected of having GH deficiency have demonstrated beneficial effects on body composition, physical fitness, and psychological well-being (Jorgensen et al., 1989; Salomon et al., 1989). The evidence has been sufficiently convincing that replacement therapy for adults with GH deficiency has been approved for this indication in several countries. Accurate diagnosis of GH deficiency is important if we are to avoid treating adults who do not lack GH and for whom overall benefit awaits detailed evaluation.
KeywordsObesity Estrogen Cortisol Arginine Estradiol
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