Which treatment plan is best for you will depend on the results from your acromegaly tests; where and how large the tumour is, and the levels of growth hormone being released.2 You may also have a combination of treatments, surgery followed by medicines for example.
Whatever treatment you have, the aim is to:3
- Reduce growth hormone production to normal levels
- Relieve the pressure the tumour may be putting on the surrounding area
- Treat any hormone deficiencies
- Improve your symptoms
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Endocrine Web. Acromegaly surgery. Available at:https://www.endocrineweb.com/conditions/acromegaly/acromegaly-surgery Last accessed September 2020.
NHS England. Acromegaly. Available at:https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/acromegaly/ Last accessed September 2020.