Insulin-Like Growth Factor (IGF) Testing
Approximately one in 4,000 to 10,000 children across the country suffer with growth hormone deficiencies. They’re known to occur as early as infancy and may develop later on in childhood. If you’ve noticed the following symptoms, Test Smartly Labs can help you by providing affordable testing options.
- Noticeably smaller than peers
- Forehead prominence
- Underdevelopment in nasal area
Growth hormone deficiencies can also develop later in life. Signs of a problem in adults include anxiety, baldness in men, dry skin, and unexplained fatigue. If any of these symptoms ring a bell, the staff here at Test Smartly Labs is here to offer professional testing. We provide results that can prove helpful in aiding your healthcare provider in determining the most corrective plan.
Excessive Growth Hormone
While GH deficiencies are known to cause stunted growth, the opposite is true when the body produces too much of the hormone. In these cases, two rare conditions known as gigantism and acromegaly can result. In addition, the following complications are commonly experienced:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Shortened lifespan
- Increased blood pressure
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Your health is something that shouldn’t be left to chance when you have the option to get the answers you need. The staff here at Test Smartly Labs makes it our goal to help our clients live as comfortably as possible. Call today to schedule your insulin-like growth factor test today.