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Acromegaly

Symptoms of Acromegaly

The symptoms of acromegaly can affect both physical appearance and general health. Changes that affect outward appearance can be subtle and happen over years. Some of the early signs and symptoms of acromegaly can easily be mistaken for aging or symptoms of other diseases; however, some of the later signs and symptoms of untreated acromegaly can make the disease much easier to recognize. Although the list of symptoms is long, it's possible that you'll experience only a few. Some of the potential symptoms are shown below so that you can understand the challenge involved in monitoring and managing this disease.

Symptoms caused by the tumor:

  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Perspiration
  • Tingling in hands or feet
  • Joint pain
  • Increase in ring size

It is important to always keep your health care team informed if you experience any of these symptoms, as earlier diagnosis may reduce the risk of more serious health issues over the long term.

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