Acromegaly

About- Acromegaly is a hormonal disorder in adults in which the 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 odor

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

Complications

Hypertension 
Heart disease
Arthritis
Type 2 diabetes
Goiter
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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