Acromegaly is a rare disorder caused by having too much of certain hormones that affect your body’s growth. These hormones are growth hormone (GH) and insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1). When too much IGF-1 and GH is present, the body can undergo physical changes such as the growth of bones, cartilage, and other body tissues.
Although acromegaly cannot always be cured, it can often be managed with proper treatment. Working with your doctor to find a treatment that’s best for you is very important for keeping your acromegaly under control.
Goals of treatment include:
Controlling the levels of GH and IGF-1 that your body produces
Managing the symptoms of acromegaly
It's important to be proactive and play a key role in your own health. This section of the website can help you better understand the causes and signs of acromegaly, as well as how it is diagnosed and what treatment options are available.
This website contains important information about acromegaly, treatment with Somatuline Depot, and, for eligible patients, support and copay savings programs that can help you through every step
Your healthcare professional is your primary source of information about your medical condition and treatment. This website is not a substitute for speaking with your healthcare professional.