Norditropin Mexico - How it works
What growth hormone does
Growth hormone plays an important part in the complex system of the body.
Hormones are chemical “messengers” produced in one part of the body that travel to another part of the body to create some sort of change.
Special cells in glands and other organs produce hormones and release them into the body at specific times for specific reasons, depending upon the type of hormone.
The hormones’ job is to tell parts of the body to do certain things. They travel through the bloodstream to their “target organ” or tissue, where they exert their effect by giving their instructions.
What is growth hormone?
Growth hormone is made in the pituitary gland, which is located at the base of the brain. It does a lot more than just make a child grow taller; it’s responsible for the growth of the body, including organs and bones, and it helps the body’s metabolic processes.
When growth hormone is released from the pituitary gland, it “tells” the liver to release a second hormone, called insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1). Together, growth hormone and IGF-1 tell the bones, muscles, and other organs and tissues to grow by adding more cells.
What Norditropin® does
Sometimes people’s bodies don’t produce enough growth hormone on their own. This is called growth hormone deficiency. When this happens, both children and adults may be treated with man-made growth hormone called recombinant human growth hormone. This hormone is identical to the growth hormone that human bodies make.
Norditropin® is one of these therapies, and it’s often prescribed for several growth-related conditions. It’s used to treat:
- Children who are not growing because of low or no growth hormone.
- Children who are short (in stature) and who have Noonan Syndrome or Turner Syndrome.
- Children who are short (in stature) because they were born small (small for gestational age-SGA) and have not caught-up in growth by age 2 to 4 years.
- Children who are short (in stature) with no underlying disorder, hormonal issue, or nutritional problem (Idiopathic Short Stature).
- Children who are not growing who have Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS).
- Adults who do not make enough growth hormone.