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      Category : Health Centers > Endocrine Disorders


Alternate Names : Hyperpituitarism

Acromegaly | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What can be done to prevent the condition?

There is no prevention for acromegaly. However, early treatment may prevent the worsening of any complications from the condition.

What are the long-term effects of the condition?

A person who has untreated acromegaly usually has a reduced life expectancy and may develop premature heart disease.

What are the risks to others?

Acromegaly is not catching and poses no risks to others.

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Acromegaly: Diagnosis & Tests


Acromegaly: Treatment & Monitoring

Author: Gail Hendrickson, RN, BS
Reviewer: Melissa Sanders, PharmD
Date Reviewed: 08/22/01

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