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Treatments for Acromegaly

Treatments for Acromegaly:

Treatment of acromegaly is directed by an endocrinologist, a physician who specializes in diseases of the endocrine system.

Treatment includes treating the pituitary tumor that is at the root of the disease. This may include medications that control the growth of the pituitary tumor and decrease the amount of growth hormone that the pituitary gland releases into the body. Surgery or radiation therapy may be used to take out or destroy the pituitary tumor.

Treatment also includes treating any complications, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, hypertension, thyroid disease, cardiomyopathy, arthritis, hypogonadism, cancer and kidney stones.

Prompt treatment can help minimize the development of these complications and the risk of early death. However, damage to organs and bones that has already been done at the time of diagnosis cannot be reversed.

Treatment List for Acromegaly

The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Acromegaly includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

Acromegaly: Is the Diagnosis Correct?

The first step in getting correct treatment is to get a correct diagnosis. Differential diagnosis list for Acromegaly may include:

Hidden causes of Acromegaly may be incorrectly diagnosed:

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Drugs and Medications used to treat Acromegaly:

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Some of the different medications used in the treatment of Acromegaly include:

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Hospitals & Medical Clinics: Acromegaly

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