A member asked:

What sort of problem is acromegaly?

5 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Arthur Heller answered

Specializes in Gastroenterology

Pituitary: Pituitary tumor causing exce3ssive growthhormone production after bones have fused (no more linear growth). When younger, can cause gigantism. Can increase diabetes, lipids, bone problems. Can present with headache, visual symptoms (tumor can press on optic nerves), joint pain, increased glove or hat size, dental problems, symptoms of diabetes. Can shorten life, get dx, get rx-usually surgical.

Answered 8/16/2015

6k views

Thank

Excess growth hormon: It is caused by a pituitary tumor that produces growth hormone. In children, it causes gigantism, but when it happens after growth has stopped, it causes acromegaly. There can be enlargement if the jaw and forehead. It can cause high blood pressure, joint pain, skin tags, excess sweating, a goiter. It increases the risk of certain cancers. It is generally treated with surgery.

Answered 5/15/2019

6k views

Thank

Related Questions

A member asked:

What are the symptoms of acromegaly?

A doctor has provided 1 answer

A member asked:

What are the earliest signs of acromegaly?

A doctor has provided 1 answer

A member asked:

How to tell if these are acromegaly symptoms?

A doctor has provided 1 answer

A member asked:

I think I am suffering from acromegaly. Help?

A doctor has provided 1 answer

A member asked:

How could one treat acromegaly to become healthy?

A doctor has provided 1 answer