Somatropin is a form of human growth hormone. The human growth hormone in the body is important for growth of bones and muscles.
Somatropin is used to treat growth failure in children and adults who lack natural growth hormone, and in those with chronic kidney failure, Noonan syndrome, Turner syndrome, and other causes. Somatropin is also used to prevent severe weight loss in people with AIDS, or to treat short bowel syndrome.
In the human body, somatotropin is at its highest levels in children and during puberty, stimulating bone growth during these ages. After puberty, the level of growth hormone secretion declines and continues to do so as a person ages.
Deficiency in growth hormone (HGH) is a disease in which a person’s pancreas fails to produce an adequate amount of normal endogenous growth hormone. In children, this results in short stature and growth failure. In adults, deficiency of HGH causes lack of strength, energy and muscle mass.
The deficiency in growth hormone can be treated in both children and adults with somatropin, also known as synthetic human growth hormone (HGH). However, to treat conditions of height, a child must be treated before the growth spurt (epiphyses) when the ends of long bones have fully matured and closed.
Healthy adults most commonly use Human Growth Hormone with Anti Aging objectives, muscular development and weight loss.