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DNA of a preson with acromegaly

Is Acromegaly Inherited?

Acromegaly is a rare chronic disease that is caused by the prolonged overproduction of the growth hormone after the fusing of the epiphyseal growth...
Note from a doctor who diagnoses acromegaly

How Do You Test for Acromegaly?

Acromegaly is a severe disease that involves a hypersecretion of the growth hormone (GH) after the closure of the epiphyseal growth plates which occurs...
Illustration of acromegaly

How Common is Acromegaly?

Acromegaly is a rare, slowly progressive, chronic disorder that is caused by the hypersecretion of growth hormone in the body for adults. It is...
illustration of a man who suffer from acromegaly

Why does Glucose suppress Growth Hormone?

Growth Hormone The growth hormone (GH), also known as somatotropin, is a single-chain polypeptide or protein hormone composed of 191 amino acids that are synthesized,...
Illustration of tow mans one who has Acromegaly and the other has gigantism

Gigantism vs Acromegaly

Introduction Gigantism and acromegaly are both conditions that are brought about by an overproduction of growth hormone resulting in excessive growth which is almost always...

Acromegaly: Symptoms, Causes, Complications, Risks, Diagnosis, Treatment and Outlook

Overview The different hormones in the body are responsible for various body systems and functions. The pituitary gland is a pea-sized structure situated at the...