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
Find out how acromegaly is diagnosed and the tests that healthcare professionals may use to assess acromegaly
Read about acromegaly treatment options, and the goals of therapy
Read and hear answers to some common questions that patients with acromegaly have asked
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.
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.