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Growth hormone related?


This is something written by another Growth Hormone Deficiency patient which rings true for a lot of us

What energy I have after work goes to the TV, the statement below fits pretty well…

“Some days I want to say to my friends, “If I leave my house to spend time with you, it’s because you mean that much to me and I chose to spend every last bit of energy I had for that day (and maybe even the next few days) to be able to connect with you.” Maybe I’m paranoid (okay I likely am, knowing my friends) but I sometimes feel that acquaintances (people I’m hoping to get to know or those in larger social groups) think, “But you don’t look sick…” Before this illness, I never thought that the person I was hanging out with might go home and barely make it to the couch or into bed, not even able to get themselves a glass of water or help their child find a missing shoe. Now I have a lot more appreciation for the sacrifices people make to stay connected to one another – no matter what your health, time is precious and I’m grateful for those who choose to spend it with me.”


Repost: Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency (aghd)

Since this is a the forefront of my health issues I wanted to re-post this.


ere we go again, this is a more comprehensive list than the one for low testosterone. This by the way is what I believe to be the missing link with my health problems.

A decrease in the level of growth hormone in adults may result in:

Signs and Symptoms

• weakened heart muscle contraction and heart rate

increased arterial plaque and blood pressure
elevated lipids or fats in the blood:
low density lipoproteins (LDL)
decreased exercise capacity due to decreased cardiac output
decreased energy due to decreased metabolic rate
abnormal body composition:
increased abdominal obesity (waist to hip ratio)
decreased bone density due to decreased synthesis of bone
increase in fractures and osteoporosis
decreased muscle strength and muscle size
decreased lean body mass
increased fat mass
low blood sugar:
dizziness or fainting
weakness or tiredness
poor concentration or memory

Physical Symptoms

lack of energy or fatigue
decreased sexual desire
muscle weakness
sleep problems
weight gain

Psychological Symptoms

withdrawal from others
nervousness or anxiety
problem with sleep quality
decreased social contact
sadness or depression
feelings of hopelessness