Studies raise awareness of neuroendocrine disorders

October 11, 2004

In today's society being tall is considered an asset, but for people with acromegaly, excessive growth is a symptom of a serious condition, oftentimes misdiagnosed. Excessive perspiration, extreme fatigue, headaches, generalized aches and pains, vision and sleep disturbances ... the widespread nature of these symptoms often leads patients to see different physicians of varying specialties. It is not until the symptoms of overgrowth and disfigurement of body parts develop that thought is given to the diagnosis of acromegaly.