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Is acromegaly life threatening?

When acromegaly is treated early, doctors have a much better chance of managing the progression of the disease. People with acromegaly are at an increased risk of developing other major health problems such as type 2 diabetes, heart failure, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and cancerous tumors. Starting treatment as soon as possible may prevent these complications.

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What is acromegaly?
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Acromegaly is a condition in adults in which the body produces too much growth hormone. This overpro...
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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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How common is acromegaly?
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Acromegaly is not very common. It is a rare condition that affects about 60 in every million people....
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