Which activity modifications are used in the treatment of growth hormone receptor deficiency (GHRD)?

Updated: Jan 15, 2019
  • Author: Arlan L Rosenbloom, MD; Chief Editor: Robert P Hoffman, MD  more...
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The only limitations on physical activity are related to stature and the risk of hypoglycemia with prolonged fasting and exertion in GHRD. No limitations in putting in a full day of schoolwork, farming, or other occupations have been noted. Ecuadorian patients' occupations have included secretary, teacher, farmer, shopkeeper, lab technician, policeman, and cardiovascular surgeon.

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