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How common is acromegaly?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Acromegaly is not very common. It is a rare condition that affects about 60 in every million people. However, because acromegaly symptoms develop slowly over many years, they can be difficult to notice so more people may have the condition than these numbers suggest. In fact, many doctors may not immediately recognize symptoms of the disease because it is so rare.

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