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Is acromegaly life threatening?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

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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