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Acromegaly facial features.JPEG
Facial features o a person wi acromegaly. The cheekbanes are pronoonced, the foreheid bulges, the jaw is enlairged, an facial lines are prominent.
Specialty Endocrinology
Symptoms Enlairgement o the haunds, feet, foreheid, jaw, an neb, thicker skin, deepenin o the vyce[1]
Complications Teep 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, heich bluid pressur[1]
Uisual onset Middle age[1]
Causes Too muckle growthe hormone[1]
Diagnostic method Bluid tests, medical eemagin[1]
Seemilar condeetions Pachydermoperiostosis[2]
Treatment Surgery, medications, radiation therapy[1]
Medication Somatostatin analogue, GH receptor antagonist[1]
Prognosis Uisually normal (wi treatment), 10 year shorter life expectancy (na treatment)[3]
Frequency 6 per 100,000 fowk[1]

Acromegaly is a disorder that results frae excess growthe hormone (GH) efter the growthe plates hae closed.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 "Acromegaly". NIDDK. April 2012. Archived frae the oreeginal on 27 August 2016. Retrieved 20 August 2016. 
  2. Guglielmi, Giuseppe; Kuijk, Cornelis Van (2001). Fundamentals of Hand and Wrist Imaging (in Inglis). Springer Science & Business Media. p. 205. ISBN 9783540678540. Archived frae the oreeginal on 2017-09-08. 
  3. Ho, Ken (2011). Growth Hormone Related Diseases and Therapy: A Molecular and Physiological Perspective for the Clinician (in Inglis). Springer Science & Business Media. p. 400. ISBN 9781607613176. Archived frae the oreeginal on 2016-08-25.