DISTURBANCE OF GROWTH RETARDATION DUE TO ENDOGENOUS HORMONE- – A LITERATURE REVIEW
The individual whose height is below the 3rd percentile for the mean of his chronological age, or also the one whose growth velocity is below the 25th percentile, is considered to have short stature or growth deficit. Among all the possible endocrine causes for growth deficiency, GH hormone (growth hormone) deficiency is the most prevalent and may have consequences such as anomalous implantation of teeth, micropenis, hypoglycemia, and muscle hypotrophy, among others. In adult patients, a variety of symptoms are identified, such as fatigue, exercise intolerance, sleep disorders, psychological and social changes, among other manifestations. The present study aims to organize knowledge regarding the subject of growth disorders, especially the disorders and impact caused by growth hormone (GH) deficiency, especially in individuals in the childhood age group. The methodology chosen for this study was a literature review, including articles in Portuguese, English, and Spanish.
Keywords: Disability; hormones; disturbance; growth.