Can children be short enough to take growth hormone, and will growth hormone have any side effects?

author:Chengdu Pediatrics Huang Limin

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It is not uncommon for children to be short in daily life, and this situation can have a certain impact on the child's physical and mental health. If the child has height retardation, my parents are very entangled in whether to give the child growth hormone, this article will detail whether the child can be given growth hormone if he is short from the following aspects, and the side effects that growth hormone may cause. #身高 #

Can children be short enough to take growth hormone, and will growth hormone have any side effects?

Can a child who is short take growth hormone?

What is HGH?

Growth hormone (GH) is a protein hormone secreted by the pituitary gland that plays an important role in the body's growth and development. Growth hormone promotes bone and soft tissue growth, increases muscle mass and strength, and also improves fat metabolism and bone density.

When do I need to use HGH?

Height growth in childhood mainly depends on the stimulation of growth hormone, and when the child's height is continuously lower than the average of the same age, there may be height retardation;

When after a professional examination, the child's short stature is caused by growth hormone deficiency, consider use, and it is best to use it as soon as possible, not only the cost is relatively low, but also the effect is better.

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Treatment modalities for growth hormone

Treatment of growth hormone usually requires injections, which are determined according to the child's weight, age, and height, and need to be monitored and adjusted by a professional doctor.

Risks of HGH use and possible side effects

What are the side effects of HGH?

Growth hormone is a growth-promoting hormone, but its use may also carry some risks. The most common of these risks are pain at the injection site, edema, and increased subcutaneous fat;

In addition, growth hormone may also cause adverse reactions such as high blood sugar, joint pain, headache, and vomiting during use.

For example, it may cause endometrial thickening, cardiac hypertrophy, and skeletal deformities. At the same time, studies have shown that long-term use of growth hormone may have an impact on insulin secretion and increase the risk of diabetes.

Can children be short enough to take growth hormone, and will growth hormone have any side effects?

How to reduce the risk of using HGH?

In order to reduce the risk of growth hormone use, doctors need to develop a personalized treatment plan for each patient, and determine the dosage, use and duration of growth hormone according to the specific situation of the patient;

In addition, doctors should regularly monitor the patient's height, weight, and growth, and adjust the growth hormone use plan based on the results.

In conclusion, although growth hormone can help children grow, there are also certain risks and side effects. Therefore, growth hormone should be evaluated and guided by a doctor before using it, and used strictly according to the doctor's advice in order to minimize the risk;

At the same time, parents and children should also be aware of the relevant information of growth hormone, and report to the doctor if discomfort or abnormal reactions are found.

Can children be short enough to take growth hormone, and will growth hormone have any side effects?

Write at the end

In short, whether a child can use growth hormone if he is short needs to be judged according to the child's specific situation. At the same time, regardless of whether the child lacks growth hormone, the child should adhere to a scientific and reasonable diet and healthy exercise habits, especially exercises that strengthen bones, such as swimming, basketball, etc., and do not exercise too tired or rely too much on growth hormone.