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What can I do to avoid getting acromegaly?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

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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