Symptoms of Acromegaly
Symptoms of Acromegaly: Introduction
Symptoms of acromegaly vary depending on what age the disease occurs and other factors. In children, acromegaly results in an excessively tall stature and is called gigantism.
Other symptoms develop gradually over years and are often subtle. They include facial abnormalities, such as overgrowth of the nose, mouth, and tongue. There can also be oily skin, headaches, joint pain, excessive sweating, general weakness, thickening of the skin, skin tags and back pain.
The hormone imbalance of acromegaly can cause irregular menstruation, excessive hair growth in women, breast milk production in non-nursing women, erectile dysfunction, and osteoporosis. Other complications include carpal tunnel syndrome, hypertension, thyroid disease, cardiomyopathy, arthritis, hypogonadism, and kidney stones.
There also may be eye problems and visual disturbances. People with acromegaly also have an increased risk of developing cancer, especially small intestine cancer and colorectal cancer. There is also a risk of developing brain cancer, thyroid cancer, bone cancer, and kidney cancer.
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Symptoms of Acromegaly
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Acromegaly as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions
When considering symptoms of Acromegaly, it is also important to consider Acromegaly as a possible cause of other medical conditions.
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Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Acromegaly may vary on an individual basis for each patient.
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are indeed Acromegaly symptoms.