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Acromegaly Symptoms

Acromegaly Versus Gigantism

When growth hormone-secreting tumors occur in childhood, the disease that results is called gigantism rather than acromegaly.
Fusion of the growth plates of the long bones occurs after puberty, so development of excessive growth hormone (GH) production in adults does not result in increased height. However, prolonged exposure to excess GH before the fusion of the growth plates causes the increased growth of the long bones and increased height associated with gigantism.

Final Thoughts

These possible acromegaly symptoms are not always a sign of acromegaly. Other medical conditions can also cause these symptoms. A person experiencing possible symptoms should see his or her doctor so that the problem can be diagnosed and treated as soon as possible.
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