Growth Hormone Deficiency
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Co-Pay, Co-insurance & Deductible (medications and office visits), Medical Insurance PremiumsMaximum Award Level
$8,000 Per Year
- Household Income Requirements 400% or less of Federal Poverty Guideline (FPG) (adjusted for Cost of Living Index (COLI) and number in household)
- Insurance Requirements All Insurance Types
- Must reside and receive treatment in the United States.
About Growth Hormone Deficiency
Growth hormone deficiency (GHD) is a rare disorder characterized by the inadequate secretion of a growth hormone (GH), called somatotropin, a hormone protein designated to stimulate growth and regulate body composition, body fluids, muscle and bone growth and mental function from the anterior pituitary gland. Growth hormone deficiency can be present from birth (congenital) as a result of mutations in the GH1 gene preventing or impairing the production of growth hormone or structural defects in the brain; it can be acquired later in life.
Childhood-onset GHD or congenital growth hormone deficiency, results in growth retardation, short stature and maturation delays. Adult-onset GHD or acquired growth hormone deficiency is most often acquired from a medical condition, pituitary tumor or trauma to the brain, but may also be idiopathic meaning there is no known cause. Adult symptoms vary but can include reduced energy levels, altered body composition, osteoporosis, reduced muscle strength, lipid abnormalities, insulin resistance, and impaired cardiac function. Even when we stop growing, we still need growth hormone. It’s needed to maintain the proper amounts of fat, muscle, tissue, and bone in our bodies.
Other names for this condition: growth hormone deficiency dwarfism, pituitary dwarfism.