Jul 29 2021
HGF is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to provide research, education, patient support and advocacy for children and adults with growth and bone disorders and a growth hormone deficiency.
“We view this group as a safe place where adults can share their experiences and gain much needed resources in the latest developments in adult GHD care and treatment,” said HGF President Dr. Joel Steelman.
Adult GHD is a multifactorial disorder in which pituitary dysfunction associated with pituitary adenomas or their treatment plays a major role. The concept of partial GHD, recognized by pediatric endocrinologists for many years, is being examined in adults for an association between hypothalamic-pituitary disease and metabolic and anthropometric abnormalities in people whose GH range is GHD levels. severe to non-GHD.
Adults with GHD and their caregivers interested in joining the private support group must complete a four-question application and obtain approval before being granted access to the group.
For more information on the HGF Growth Hormone Deficiency Online Adult Support Group and to become a member, visit facebook.com/groups/adultswithGHD.
About the Foundation for Human Growth:
The Human Growth Foundation (HGF) was founded in 1965 by five families of children with growth disorders. The primary goal of HGF is to provide research, education, patient support and patient advocacy for children and adults with growth and bone disorders and hormone deficiency. growth. HGF intends to offer up-to-date support, functionality and information on newly discovered and existing growth anomalies disorders, diseases and syndromes, in order to increase awareness and importance of diagnosis and early treatment. For more information on HGF, visit hgfound.org.