Unusual effects of GH deficiency in adults: a review about the effects of GH on skin, sleep, and coagulation


TANRIVERDİ F. , Karaca Z. , ÜNLÜHİZARCI K. , Kelestimur F.

ENDOCRINE, vol.47, no.3, pp.679-689, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12020-014-0276-0
  • Title of Journal : ENDOCRINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.679-689

Abstract

Based on the literature data in the last two decades, growth hormone deficiency (GHD) in adults has been accepted as a clinical entity. Due to the presence of GH and IGF-I receptors throughout the body, the physiological effects of the GH-IGF-I axis are still under investigation. The effects of GH on skin, sleep, and coagulation parameters in adults have only been investigated in detail only in the recent years. In this review, our aim was to summarize the literature regarding the effects of GHD and GH replacement treatment on the skin, sleep, and coagulation parameters in adults.