High Blood Fats

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High Blood Fats

This symptom could be caused by the failure of your pituitary gland. The hormone below could be deficient.

Growth hormone deficiency (GHD)

Growth hormone deficiency can cause:

  • increase in body fat (especially around the waist)
  • decrease in muscle
  • less strength and stamina, less ability to exercise
  • weaker bones, more fractures in middle age and beyond
  • more LDL blood cholesterol, less HDL
  • excessive tiredness
  • anxiety and depression
  • feelings of social isolation
  • brain fog and memory problems
  • poorer ‘quality of life’
  • increased sensitivity to cold or heat
  • decreased sex drive*
Depression and weight issues

Robert: “Inexplicably around 15 years ago I began piling on weight until I could hardly recognise the person I once was. I was exhausted, depressed and in pain. My joints swelled up . . . I made suicide attempts in 2007, 2011 and 2012.”

The Pituitary Foundation Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency | The Pituitary Foundation
*Impact of adult growth hormone deficiency on daily functioning and well-being – PubMed (nih.gov)

For how to test if you have Growth Hormone Deficiency, see ‘Diagnosis’ page.