Growth Disorders

Managing Acromegaly: State-of-the Art Diagnosis and Treatment Options
An expert in pituitary disorders and his patient team up to explore the challenges facing someone with a condition caused by a growth hormone overproduction.
For many patients, gaining a proper diagnosis of acromegaly, an excess production of growth hormone, remains a challenge but patients can seek better management sooner to receive good care.
Acromegaly: Know the Symptoms, Advocate for Necessary Screening
Acromegaly, a rare overproduction of growth hormone, takes 14 years before most patients receive a diagnosis. They need better screening, and ongoing follow-up to manage common, coexisting conditions.
Diabetes Drug Jardiance Reduces Heart Disease Death
A new glucose-lowering drug, empagliflozin (Jardiance), can not only help treat diabetes, but can protect against cardiovascular-related deaths, new research suggests.
Oral Octreotide Found Safe and Effective for Acromegaly in Investigational Study
An investigational oral form of octreotide was safe and effective for the treatment of acromegaly, a rare hormonal disorder, in a recent study. The findings suggest that people who respond well to oral octreotide would be able to avoid the burden of injections if the oral form is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Growth Hormone Deficiency Diagnosis
Exams and Tests to Diagnose Growth Hormone Deficiency
Find out what exams and tests are commonly used to diagnose growth hormone deficiency.
Growth Hormone Deficiency Basics
Growth hormone deficiency can happen when the body doesn’t produce enough growth hormone, a hormone produced in the pituitary gland. Learn more about GHD and common risk factors in this article.
Growth Hormone Deficiency Symptoms
Growth hormone deficiency symptoms can vary, depending on your age. Learn about the symptoms of growth hormone deficiency and find out how to recognize it.
Growth Hormone Therapy
The Most Common Growth Hormone Deficiency Treatment
Find out the basics of growth hormone therapy, the most common treatment for growth hormone deficiency, in this article.
Growth Hormone Deficiency Center
Growth hormone deficiency—also called dwarfism and pituitary dwarfism—is a condition in which the body doesn’t create enough growth hormone.
Growth Hormone Deficiency Causes
In most cases, there is no single growth hormone deficiency cause that can be identified. However, researchers think that a severe head trauma or a tumor may cause this condition. Find out what else may cause growth hormone deficiency.
Acromegaly Surgery
Surgery to Remove a Pituitary Tumor
Learn about the different procedures, risks, and goals for acromegaly surgery.
Medications for Acromegaly
Acromegaly Treatments
People with acromegaly have several medications they can try to treat this growth disorder. Medications are usually used after surgery if surgery doesn't lower growth hormone and insulin-like growth factor-1 levels. Includes side effects for each medication.
Acromegaly Complications
Osteoporosis, Type 2 Diabetes, and Cardiovascular Problems
If left untreated (or undertreated), acromegaly can lead to complications. Read about the most common complications from this growth hormone disorder.
Acromegaly Symptoms
How to Recognize Acromegaly
The symptoms of acromegaly (a growth hormone disorder) develop gradually. Read this article to learn more.
Acromegaly Overview
What Happens with Too Much Growth Hormone
Acromegaly (called gigantism when it occurs in children) is a growth hormone disorder. It causes the pituitary gland to release too much growth hormone, leading to excessive growth.