How do I manage my acromegaly on a daily basis?

Many of the treatments for acromegaly, such as surgery, radiation therapy, and drug therapy, do not necessarily require a daily regimen. In fact, some medications only need to be taken monthly. However, acromegaly does cause symptoms and other health problems that may require attention on a daily basis. Patients will need to work with their doctor to manage high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, vision problems, joint pain, weakness, headaches, excessive sweating, erectile dysfunction, carpal tunnel syndrome, or other conditions that may develop from acromegaly.

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Is acromegaly life threatening?
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What is the rate of incidence for acromegaly?
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How common is acromegaly?
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What is acromegaly?
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