Acromegaly is a condition that should be evaluated and treated by specialists since an excess of growth hormone in the blood affects life expectancy and quality. So your doctor, once he or she analyzes your symptoms and clinical history, will perform a physical assessment and a blood test to define your level of growth hormone, will take some X-rays to check bone thickening, and will perform an MRI to detect the presence of a tumor. The treatment to follow will depend on your case and its severity, but normalizing growth hormone levels will always be sought, either by:
- Surgical treatment to remove the tumor.
- Radiation of the pituitary gland.
If surgery or radiation does not lower your GH level, you may require lifelong drug treatment. At ABC Medical Center’s Internal Medicine Department, we offer health care services with the highest quality and safety, from the prevention, diagnosis, timely treatment, and monitoring of infectious, respiratory, endocrinological, dermatological, rheumatic, nephrological, gastrointestinal, and hematological pathologies of both chronic-degenerative diseases and acute conditions, through a comprehensive and multidisciplinary model.