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5 Facts you should know about

Acromegaly

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1

A disorder that results from excess growth hormone (GH)

after the growth plates have closed.

2

The initial symptom is typically enlargement of the hands and feet.

3

There may also be an enlargement of the forehead, jaw, and nose.

4

Other symptoms may include joint pain,

thicker skin, deepening of the voice, headaches, and problems with vision.

5

Complications of the disease may include type 2 diabetes,

sleep apnea, and high blood pressure.

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