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Description of Acromegaly

DefinitionAccording to dictionary definition  Acromegaly is a disorder that causes enlargement of hands and feet due to excessive presence of growth hormones  Signs and Symptoms  According to dictionary definition  Common symptoms are,  1. Doughy-feeling skin over the face and extremities2. Thick and hard nails3. Deepening of creases on the forehead and nasolabial folds4. Noticeably large pores5. Thick and edematous eyelids6. Enlargement of the lower lip and nose (the nose takes on a triangular configuration)7. Wide spacing of the teeth and prognathism8. Cutis verticis gyrata (ie, furrows resembling gyri of the scalp)  9. Small sessile and pedunculated fibromas (ie, skin tags)10. Hypertrichosis11. Oily skin (acne is not common)12. Hyperpigmentation (40% of patients)  Complications and When Should You See a Doctor  According to dictionary definition  Complications may include,1. Severe headache2. Arthritis and carpel tunnel syndrome  3. Enlarged heart  4. Hypertension5. Diabetes mellitus6. Heart failure7. Kidney Failure    Investigations  

1.You may be recommended to get the levels of the following hormones/substances checked,  a) Oral glucose levelb) GH levels  c) IGF-1 levels  2.Imaging studies such as,  a) MRI scan  b) CT scan  c) Radiography  



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