Signs & Symptoms

The following is a checklist of symptoms created by one of the major prescription companies. Acral symptoms affect the face and extremities. These symptoms include:

  • A change in the face
  • Protruding jaw
  • Prominent forehead
  • Wide bridge of the nose
  • Widely spaced teeth
  • Enlarged lips
  • Enlarged hands or feet, often requiring a larger ring or shoe size

Number of acral symptoms checked Symptoms suggestive of acromegaly include:

  • Snoring/Sleep Apnea
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Joint Pain
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Skin Changes (like skin tags)
  • Tingling in arms or legs
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Loss of vision
  • Milk Production (in men or women)
  • Impotence
  • Abnormal menstruation

Number of suggestive symptoms checked Conditions linked with acromegaly include:

  • Diabetes
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Colon Polyps

Number of associated symptoms checked Add up the above numbers. If you or someone you love suffers at least: -1 acral symptom -3 or more suggestive symptoms AND -1 or more of the associated conditions, print this page and ask your doctor about receiving an IGF-1 test.

Acromegaly does not define us. We do not let our diagnosis hold us back from living a full and enriched life. Some have found passion, purpose, and inspiration through their diagnosis. These people bring inspiration, and we call this our "Faces of Hope".

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