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A 45-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how could one treat acromegaly to become healthy?

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
A Verified Doctoranswered
33 years experience
Stepwise approach: Hi. Acromegaly is treated first by pituitary surgery. The tumors are often big and incompletely resected. Follow up can be with radiation (e.g., gamma knife) and/or somatostatin analog (e.g., octreotide, lanreotide) +/- pegvisomant. Follow IGF-1. Good luck!
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A 39-year-old member asked:

How could one treat acromegaly to become healthy?

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
A Verified Doctoranswered
33 years experience
Acromegaly : Hi. Treating acromegaly is a multi-pronged approach. The first step is almost always surgery, however surgery is often not curative. Subsequent lines of treatment include somatostatin analogs (e.g., lanreotide) and maybe the GH receptor antagonist, pegvisomant. Sometimes pituitary radiation is necessary. Good luck!
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Last updated Jul 7, 2014

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