Acromegaly - PERLA Health


The term Acromegaly stems from the Greek words “akros”, the extremities, and “megaly”, meaning enlarged, describing a condition where the pituitary gland produces too much growth hormone, leading to enlarged extremities, mainly affecting the hands and feet. It is a rare condition and is usually diagnosed between the ages of 30 and 50, but it can affect people of all ages.


  1. NHS UK: Acromegaly: (accessed 27. July 2020)
  2. John Hopkins Medicine: Acromegaly: (accessed 27. July 2020)
  3. Melmed S. et al. Causes and clinical manifestations of acromegaly.

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