So you were diagnosed with growth hormone deficiency (GHD)?
What does that mean?
Not every kid grows at the same rate. In fact, you may have noticed that kids in your school class are all different sizes. A lot of things can impact the way you grow. What you eat, your health, other medical conditions, and hormones
Chemicals made by glands or organs of the body that help the body function
all determine how you grow.
Hormones are proteins
A large molecule consisting of one or more chains of amino acids. Proteins are required for the structure, function, and regulation of the body's cells, tissues, and organs made by glands, and they help the body function. Growth hormone is made in the pituitary (pi-too-i-tair-ee) gland, which is at the base of the brain. Over time, growth hormone helps the body, bones, and tissues
A collection of similar cells. There are four basic tissues in the body: 1) epithelium; 2) connective tissues, including blood, bone, and cartilage; 3) muscle tissue; and 4) nerve tissue grow. When you have GHD, your body does not make enough growth hormone for you to grow.
If you have GHD, you are not alone. Almost 22,000 children, just like you, have the same problem. It’s nothing to be afraid of. Luckily, there’s TEV-TROPIN®
A therapy that treats children who have growth failure due to GHD. It works by replacing growth hormone in the body. The growth hormone in TEV-TROPIN® is made in a lab, but it works just like the growth hormone a body would make
. When you take TEV-TROPIN®, you have the potential to grow to be in the same height range as other kids in your class. After a while, you may be tall enough to finally get on that ride at the amusement park!