Acromegaly - Frequently Asked Questions
You should see an endocrinologist.
2. What is gigantism?
Gigantism is the excessive secretion of growth hormone during childhood causing overgrowth of long bones and very tall stature.
3. Is Acromegaly a fatal disease?
Acromegaly itself is usually not fatal but the complications of Acromegaly can be life threatening. Successful treatment of Acromegaly will usually restore normal health.
4. How can Acromegaly be prevented?
There is no known way to prevent Acromegaly. Early detection is the best way to prevent severe symptoms and complications.