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Acromegaly (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care

Any of thesesymptoms, if it lasts for more than a few weeks, warrants a visit to your health care provider. Serious symptoms such as shortness of breath or chest pain warrant immediate attention.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/19/2014
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Increased and unregulated growth hormone (GH) production, usually caused by a GH-secreting pituitary tumor (somatotroph tumor), characterizes acromegaly.

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