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Question: How would someone know if they had acromegaly, what are the symptoms other than facial enlargement?

Answer: Acromegaly itself is a disorder characterized by excess growth hormone. Symptoms often include abnormally large bones in the arms, legs, and head. The jaws and the front of the skull and most often affected. It may also cause thickening of the soft tissues of the body, esp. the heart and accelerated growth leading to tall stature. Acromegaly is most often caused by the growth of a benign (innocent) tumor affecting the pituitary gland.

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