Why Is Managing Acromegaly Important?

Acromegaly is a lifelong condition that needs close management by you and your doctor. Managing acromegaly can help you:

  • Feel better and in control of your condition
  • Reduce symptoms
  • Prevent or lessen the risk of serious health problems caused by acromegaly

Being exposed to high levels of growth hormone (GH) and insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) can be harmful to other parts of your body. The longer you go without managing your acromegaly, the greater the risk of these health complications.

Click on different areas of the body to see the potential health risks of long-term exposure to high GH and IGF-1 levels.

Remember, control of your GH and IGF-1 levels can help you avoid or lower the risk of health problems caused by acromegaly.