Acromegaly manifestation: the Symptoms

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Acromegaly Symptoms

Acromegaly can cause a wide range of symptoms that tend to develop slowly over time.

Typical symptoms include:

joint pain
large hands and feet
carpal tunnel syndrome (compression of the nerve in the wrist, causing numbness and weakness of the hands)
thick, coarse, oily skin
skin tags
enlarged lips, tongue and nose
a protruding jaw and brow
widely spaced teeth
deepening of the voice due to enlarged sinuses and vocal cords
obstructive sleep apnoea (breaks in breathing during sleep due to obstruction of the airway)
excessive sweating
fatigue and weakness
headaches
impaired vision
loss of sex drive
in women, abnormal periods
in men, erectile dysfunction
in children and teenagers, excessive height (gigantism)
Category
Health Endocrinology
Tags
acromegaly, endocrinology, giants, gigantism

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