Growth hormone (GH), also called somatotropin or human growth hormone, peptide hormone secreted by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland. It stimulates the growth of essentially all tissues of the body, including bone. Growth hormone is secreted by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland and is vital for normal. Measurement of GH is primarily of interest in the diagnosis and treatment of various forms of inappropriate growth hormone secretion. Growth hormone measurements in children are used in the evaluation of short stature and help differentiate low GH production from other sources of growth failure. Stimulation and suppression tests are often more meaningful than random measurements.
No special preparation is needed for Growth Hormone Fasting. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Growth Hormone Fasting. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.