This website is intended for an Australian and New Zealand audience who are interested in acromegaly
This website is intended for an Australian and New Zealand audience who are interested in acromegaly
 

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Frequently asked questions

Read answers to some common questions that people living with acromegaly have asked.

Please note that the patient testimonials shown on this page reflect only one person’s opinions about their own care. Each person’s case is unique and all treatments have side effects. These will vary depending on the treatment you receive and how your body reacts to it.  Ask your doctor about side effects when considering a given treatment.

 

 

What is and what causes acromegaly?

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How common is acromegaly, who gets it and at what age?

3 answers

What are the symptoms of acromegaly?

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How is acromegaly diagnosed and who will diagnose me?

5 answers

Why is the diagnosis of acromegaly delayed; can acromegaly or its effects be prevented?

4 answers

How is acromegaly treated?

3 answers

What are the side effects of surgery and medications used to treat acromegaly?

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What does the future hold for someone with acromegaly?

4 answers

Can I still travel and go on holiday if I have acromegaly?

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Please always consult a healthcare professional if you require healthcare advice or if you have any specific concerns regarding your acromegaly, its treatment or side effects. The information provided here is not intended to replace professional advice. This website has been developed by Ipsen in collaboration with those living with acromegaly and the healthcare professionals who care for them. Ipsen would like to thank everyone for their valuable insights and stories. All names used on this website are not necessarily real names. Visit our website for more information about us, or to contact us directly. Website design and development by Kanga Health Ltd. Website reference SOM-AU-000710 Last reviewed 7 July 2020 Ipsen Pty Ltd Level 2, Building 4, Brandon Office Park, 540 Springvale Road, Glen Waverley, VIC 3150 Australia Ipsen Pty Ltd, ABN 47 095 036 909.