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What can I do to avoid getting acromegaly?

Unfortunately, there are no known ways of preventing acromegaly. Scientists have not been able to figure out what causes the development of tumors on the pituitary gland that lead to acromegaly. If you believe that you or someone you know may have symptoms of the disease, talk to your doctor as soon as possible.

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How common is acromegaly?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
Scientists estimate that three to four out of every million people develop acromegaly each year ...
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Is acromegaly life threatening?
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When acromegaly is treated early, doctors have a much better chance of managing the progression of t...
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What is acromegaly?
Joshua B. Bederson, MDJoshua B. Bederson, MD
Tumors that produce excess growth hormone cause the condition known as acromegaly. Physical changes ...
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What is the rate of incidence for acromegaly?
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Acromegaly is a rare disease. Every year, about three or four people in every million develop acrome...
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