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Acromegaly is a rare condition. It causes excess growth in the bones and soft tissues of the body. Children with the condition can grow to abnormal heights. They may also have an exaggerated bone structure that gives them the appearance of being a[read article]

Tests for Acromegaly

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The pituitary gland is a small structure located at the base of the brain. It secretes several important hormones. One of these is the growth hormone (GH). This hor...  More
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IGF-1 binding protein-3 level
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As its name suggests, growth hormone(GH) helps bones and muscles grow and develop properly. This hormoneis produced by the pituitary gland,which is located at the b...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Plasma Insulin-Like Growth Factor 1 (IGF 1) Level Test
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Growth hormone releasing hormone tests
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Both luteinizing hormone (LH) and gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) are important in male and female reproduction. Their interaction with each other is a necess...  More
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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the head is a painless, noninvasive test that produces detailed images of your brain and brain stem. The test is carried out wit...  More
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A cranial CT scan of the head is a diagnostic tool used to create detailed pictures of the skull, brain, paranasal sinuses, and eye sockets. CT stands for computed ...  More
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A computerized tomography scan (CT or CAT scan) is a series of cross-sectional X-ray images of your body. CT scans are used to examine your bones and soft tissues f...  More
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A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan is a noninvasive test that uses magnets and radio waves to create images of the inside of your body. It allows doctors to se...  More
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A glucose tolerance test measures how well your body is able to break down glucose, or sugar. Those who suffer from diabetes (type 1) have trouble processing glucos...  More
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A thoracic spine X-ray is an imaging test used to inspect any problems with the bones in the middle of your back. An X-ray uses small amounts of radiation to see th...  More
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A glucose test measures the amount of glucose in your blood. Glucose , also known as sugar, is your body's main source of energy. Your body converts the carboh...  More
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Medical Procedures for Acromegaly

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Pituitary Gland Irradiation
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Surgical Procedures for Acromegaly

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Transsphenoidal Hypophysectomy
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Prescribed Medications for Acromegaly

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OCTREOTIDE (ok TREE oh tide) is used to reduce blood levels of growth hormone in patients with a condition called acromegaly. This medicine also reduces flushing an...  More
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BROMOCRIPTINE (broe moe KRIP teen) comes from a group of medicines called ergot alkaloids. This medicine is useful in treating menstrual and fertility problems and ...  More
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PEGVISOMANT blocks growth hormone. It is used to treat acromegaly, a condition where the body makes too much growth hormone.  More
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LANREOTIDE is used to reduce blood levels of growth hormone in patients with a condition called acromegaly. It is used when surgery or radiotherapy have not worked ...  More
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Cabergoline (ca BER goe leen) is used to treat high levels of prolactin. This is a hormone made by the body that affects things like the menstrual cycle, breast mil...  More
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