Acromegaly Patient Resources
Acromegaly Support is an online community resource committed to raising awareness of the early signs and symptoms of Acromegaly.
It is our hope that by joining the global rare diseases community and responding to the voices and needs of patients, families, and clinicians awaiting diagnosis and treatment for their disease that together we can pave the way to improved quality of life for those living with this serious condition.
Visit our resources page for our partnering organizations joined together to combat stigmas surrounding rare diseases, promote early diagnosis, and push for optimal treatment and care for all patients worldwide.
What is Acromegaly?
Acromegaly is a rare disease that develops when a benign tumor grows on the pituitary gland and secretes increased levels of growth hormone (GH) during adulthood. Clinical manifestations of acromegaly can vary, but in general the disease is characterized by somatic overgrowth (often bones in the hands, feet, and face), physical changes, or the presence of other medical conditions such as hypertension or diabetes. Left untreated, acromegaly can cause premature death.