Is Taking Human Growth Hormone Treatment For 21 Year Old Safe?
Thanks for your query,
According to the CDC growth charts, your son's height falls slightly below the 50th percentile and his weight falls just above the 25th percentile.
It is important to understand here that percentiles are the normal variations in a particular population. Hence, as such, your son's height and weight do fall within the normal range.
His body mass index suggests that he is slightly underweight. The ideal weight for his height would be at least 125 pounds. This can be achieved by increasing his overall calorie intake.
Human growth hormone treatment is indicated in adults only when there is a documented growth hormone deficiency. The purpose of therapy is to replace endogenous growth hormone.
If you have concerns regarding your son's growth, it is advisable to consult your doctor. He/she may order an appropriate growth hormone provocative test which can either confirm or rule out growth hormone deficiency.
Treatment with human growth hormone is advisable only if there is a documented growth hormone deficiency.
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