What is acromegaly?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
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Acromegaly is a condition in adults in which the body produces too much growth hormone. This overproduction causes the gradual deformation of bones and an enlargement of tissues, such as in the heart and larynx. People who have this condition commonly experience heart failure, vision problems, and weakness.

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How common is acromegaly?
Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhDDr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Acromegaly is not very common. It is a rare condition that affects about 60 in every million people....
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Is acromegaly life threatening?
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When acromegaly is treated early, doctors have a much better chance of managing the progression of t...
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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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