Acromegaly FAQs Topic Guide
Acromegaly FAQs: Acromegaly is a condition in which the body produces too much growth hormone. This overproduction of growth hormone is often cause by a tumor, an adenoma of the pituitary gland. The symptoms are serious and include spine curvature, enlargment of bones, headaches, fatigue, breathing problems and other side effects. Treatment includes medication, surgery, or radiation.
Amenorrhea Amenorrhea, the absence of menstrual bleeding, can be either primary or secondary. Causes of amenorrhea include problems with the hypothalamic, pituitary, ovarian glands and organs, or functional causes (bulimia, anorexia, depression, etc.) Treatment for amenorrhea is generally directed toward the condition that is causing amenorrhea.
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