Understanding Acromegaly Medications
What Is Acromegaly?
What Causes Acromegaly?
In most cases, excess growth hormone (GH) is caused by tumors on the pituitary gland.
What Are the Risks of Acromegaly?
Acromegaly is a severe disease, but it is often difficult to diagnose because it develops slowly over many years. People usually do not know they have acromegaly until they are 40 years old. The rate of acromegaly-caused complications and death is high once they become clinically obvious. The condition can lead to heart disease, vascular disease, stroke, lung disorders, and an increased risk of colon or breast cancers.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/15/2016
Mary L Windle, PharmD
Arthur B Chausmer, MD, PhD, FACP, FACE, FACN, CNS
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
George T Griffing, MD
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