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Understanding Acromegaly Medications (cont.)

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.

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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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