Acromegaly, derived from the Greek word for “extremities” is an uncommon hormonal disorder which is developed when your pituitary gland is producing too much growth hormone during the adulthood.

When this condition happens, bones increase in size including: face, feet and hands. About 6 out of every 100,000 adults develop acromegaly. It is most common in adults in their middle ages.

Due to the fact that this disease is so uncommon, doctors often don’t recognize it right away. However, it must be treated promptly because of the life threatening risks the disease provokes in addition to other serious illnesses. Treatment involves the reduction of growth hormone in your body.

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