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Help for people living with acromegaly

Learn about acromegaly

Learn about acromegaly, including what causes this slowly evolving condition, and the early symptoms and signs

Diagnosing acromegaly

Find out how acromegaly is diagnosed and the tests that healthcare professionals may use to assess acromegaly

Treating acromegaly

Read about acromegaly treatment options, and the goals of therapy

Acromegaly FAQs

Read and hear answers to some common questions that patients with acromegaly have asked

Gigantism


Gigantism occurs in children and young adults, while acromegaly occurs in the adult population. Both conditions are caused by too much growth hormone. The key difference is that children's bodies are able to grow, albeit abnormally, in response to the high level of growth hormone; since adults no longer need growth hormone, their bodies react differently and develop a range of symptoms.


Acromunity Connections

Living with acromegaly can sometimes make you feel like you are alone. The Acromunity Connections tool hopes to help change that. We invite you to complete a profile and search for others living with this disease for friendship, support or networking.




Please always consult a healthcare professional if you require healthcare advice or if you have any specific concerns regarding your acromegaly, its treatment or side effects. The information provided here is not intended to replace professional advice. This website has been developed by Ipsen in collaboration with those living with acromegaly and the healthcare professionals who care for them. Ipsen would like to thank everyone for their valuable insights and stories. All names used on this website are not necessarily real names. Visit www.ipsen.ca for more information about us.