Acromegaly

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Discipline:
Health & Fitness
Subject:
Health
Grade:
12

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Acromegaly

Acromegaly

Signs/Symptoms

Treatment

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Prevention

There are currently no found methods to prevent Acromegaly. However, early treatment may prevent complications of the disease from getting worse.

Statistical Data

- 40-60 per million people are affected at any ime- Approximately 1:25,000 or 10,880 people are affected in the United States of America

- Joint Pain- Large Bones in Face- Large Feet and/or Hands- Limited Joint Movement- Swelling of Bony Areas Around Joint- Widely Spaces Teeth

- Surgery to remove pituitary tumor that is causing the condition.*Sometimes the tumor is too large to surgically remove*- Radiation of the Pituitary Gland- Medication

- abnormal producton of growthhormone after the skeleton andother organs finish growing- genetic mutation

- Average age of diagnosis is 40-45 years old

Prognosis

Causes

- Pituitary Surgery is successful in most patients depending on the size of the tumor and the experience of the surgeon- Without treatment the symptoms will get worse, you rish high blood pressure, diabetes, and cardiovascular desease increase


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