What is included in the patient education about hyposomatotropism (growth hormone deficiency [GHD])?

Updated: Jan 24, 2019
  • Author: Sunil Kumar Sinha, MD; Chief Editor: Robert P Hoffman, MD  more...
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Patient education should include the following:

  • Offer psychological support to patients and families.

  • Discuss the possibility of a delayed onset of puberty.

  • Discuss the importance of complying with daily injections.

  • Discuss the current understanding of the metabolic actions of GH with patients.

For excellent patient education resources, visit eMedicineHealth's Thyroid and Metabolism Center. Also, see eMedicineHealth's patient education articles Growth Hormone DeficiencyGrowth Hormone Deficiency in ChildrenGrowth Failure in ChildrenGrowth Hormone Deficiency Medications, and Growth Hormone Deficiency FAQs.


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