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Acromegaly Treatments

Acromegaly: Treatments Inroduction

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.

Treatments for Acromegaly

The following treatments are listed for Acromegaly in our knowledge base:

Drugs and Medications used to treat Acromegaly:

Some of the drugs and medications used in the treatment of Acromegaly may include:

Unlabeled Drugs and Medications to treat Acromegaly:

Unlabelled alternative drug treatments for Acromegaly may include:

Treatments for Causes of Acromegaly

Review the treatment information pages for various causes of Acromegaly:

More causes: not all possible causes for Acromegaly are listed above; for a full list refer to causes of Acromegaly.

Treatment Notes

Only your doctor can advise whether any of these treatments are appropriate for your specific medical situation. Always discuss all treatment options with your doctor before making a decision, including whether to start or discontinue any treatment plan.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Acromegaly:

The following list of conditions have 'Acromegaly' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Acromegaly:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Acromegaly' or similar listed as a medical complication in our database.

 

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