Acromegaly is a hormonal disorder where there is an overproduction of growth hormones in the body. The growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland. The medical condition arises when this gland produces too high a level of the hormone. When levels of growth hormones in the body are too high, different symptoms may arise. Major symptoms of acromegaly include physical changes, enlargement of bones in face, hands, feet, and other areas. Typically, acromegaly affects middle-aged adults, in both men and women. Acromegaly progresses slowly, resulting in a difficult diagnosis during the early stages.
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Acromegaly is a disorder that affects the bones in both men and women. The disorder happens when the pituitary gland over produces the growth hormone. The change caused by the disease, may be gradual and hard to diagnosis in the early stages.
Typically, acromegaly is caused by a pituitary gland tumor (adenoma). The tumors cause the body to over produce growth hormones, resulting in the abnormal growths. The hormonal disorder may also be caused by other tumors throughout the body.
Acromegaly is diagnosed a few different ways. If the disorder is suspected in an individual, a medical professional will conduct different tests and imaging to either confirm or rule out the diagnosis. Since acromegaly slowly progresses in the body, the disorder may be hard to diagnosis during the early stages.
There are many different types of acromegaly treatment that may be used. A medical professional will determine what treatment should be used to reduce the levels of growth hormones in the body.
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