Acromegaly - Acromegaly Disease Causing factor The pituitary a small gland in the brain makes GH In acromegaly the pituitary produces excessive amounts

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Acromegaly- Disease Causing factor- The pituitary, a small gland in the brain, makes GH. In acromegaly, the pituitary produces excessive amounts of GH. Signs- Acromegaly symptoms often start slowly and may be difficult to notice at first. Some people only notice their hands have grown in size when their wedding ring feels tight. tumor. Symptoms- Enlarged or swollen body parts, such as the hands, feet or chest Changes in the face, including a prominent jaw, nose or forehead Excessive sweating or oily skin Numbness or “pins and needles” in the hands Joint pain Carpal tunnel syndrome or spinal cord problems Muscle weakness Headaches Sleep apnea , a condition that causes the body to stop breathing for short bursts of time during sleep Changes in vision or voice Diagnosis- Blood tests, Imaging tests. Treatment options-Surgery, Medication, or Radiation treatment. Prevention- Cannot be prevented only treated
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