Acromegaly may cause your hands and feet to grow. You may notice that your rings or shoes don’t fit anymore. Other symptoms include:
Because symptoms usually develop slowly, it might take time to diagnose acromegaly. It's important to seek treatment, because it can cause serious health problems if not treated. Occasionally, it can even be fatal.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms above, contact your doctor and schedule a physical exam. After you discuss your symptoms, your doctor may order lab work or imaging tests, such as:
Our team will work with you to find the best treatment. A common treatment for acromegaly is surgery. Aurora specializes in minimally invasive surgery techniques, such as the Expanded Endonasal Approach (EEA) which allows for a shorter hospital stays, quicker healing time and fewer scars. If surgery is not the right treatment for you or surgery doesn’t succeed, medical therapies may also be used.