Acromegaly

About- Acromegaly is a hormonal disorder in adults in which pituitary gland produces too much growth hormone.

Symptoms-
 Enlarged face, hands, feet and tongue 
 Enlarged liver, heart, kidneys, spleen and other organs
 Bulging chest
 Oily and thickened skin 
 Skin Tag formation
 Fatigue and muscle weakness
 A hoarse, deep voice
 Snoring
 Impaired vision
 Headaches
 Joint Pain and limited mobility
 Irregular Menstrual cycle in women
 Erectile dysfunction in men
 Excessive sweating and body odour 

Causes-
Acromegaly is caused by the overproduction of growth hormones by the pituitary gland. In adults, a tumour (Pituitary tumours or Nonpituitary tumours) is the most common cause of too much GH production.

Complications

 Hypertension 
 Heart disease
 Arthritis
 Type 2 diabetes
 Goitre
 Sleep apnea
 Carpal tunnel syndrome
 Hypopituitarism
 Uterine fibroids
 Spinal cord compression
 Vision loss
 Bowel polyps

Specialists to visit-
 Endocrinologist 
 Neurologist
 
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References-
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.niddk.nih.gov

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