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What are the symptoms of acromegaly?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

The symptoms of acromegaly become more apparent over the years. Too much growth hormone in the body leads to an enlargement of the muscles, organs and bones. Symptoms include growth of the feet and hands, a change in facial features, a deepening of the voice, a thickening of the ribs and an enlargement of the tongue. Body hair may become thicker and darker, and the sweat glands may become larger, which causes an overproduction of sweat and body odor. People with acromegaly commonly experience joint pain, and without treatment, other complications can develop as well.

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