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Acromegaly by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm What is Acromegaly? Acromegaly is a hormonal disorder that results when the pituitary gland produces excess growth hormone (GH). It most commonly affects middle-aged adults and can result in serious illness and premature death. Once recognised, acromegaly is treatable in most patients, but because of its slow and often insidious onse ... Read on »
Current Treatments for Acromegaly by InternalMed .. Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 1:49pm DAVID KLEINBERG, MD: Acromegaly is a disease of excess growth hormone. And the effects that excess growth hormone has usually comes from a pituitary tumor and accounts for overly 99% of the acromegalic cases. So the tumor can cause a problem or the excess growth hormone can cause a problem. ANNOUNCER: The problems related to the tumor itself are ... Read on »
Your Guide to Acromegaly by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted Wed 15 Sep 2010 12:00am Acromegaly is thought to affect approximately 2,000 to 2,500 people in Great Britain, although data suggest the numbers may be higher.  Men and women are affected equally.  Although it can affect people at any age, most people with acromegaly are between 30 and 50 years of age when they are diagnosed. Social Bookmarking ... Read on »
Acromegaly: The Growth Disease by InternalMed .. Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 1:49pm DAVID MARKS, MD: Hi and welcome to our webcast. I'm Dr. David Marks. Parkinson's disease poses tremendous challenges to both patients and their caregivers. Fortunately, doctors have a number of effective treatments available to them. Now, these treatments can help alleviate symptoms and improve a patient's quality of life. One way to improve tha ... Read on »
Approaches to Treating Pituitary Tumors by InternalMed .. Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 1:49pm ANNOUNCER: Acromegaly is a disease characterized by high levels of growth hormone in the body. LAURENCE KATZNELSON, MD: Over 95 percent of cases of acromegaly are due to a tumor, which is a benign growth of the pituitary gland. ANNOUNCER: The elevated levels of growth hormone in acromegaly lead to changes in soft tissues throughout the body ... Read on »
Why Shaq Has Sleep Apnea by Dr. Steven P. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 26 May 2011 10:14pm The Shaq has sleep apnea. Besides Michael Jordan, the Shaq is probably one of the most popular professional basketball players that we have. He recently made big news by announcing that he had obstructive sleep apnea, and even had his sleep study taped by Harvard Medical School and placed it on YouTube . If you look at his physical structures, ... Read on »
Does Your Cat Have Diabetes? He May Also Have a Rare Hormone Disorder by Dr. Patty Khuly Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Posted Wed 06 Nov 2013 6:00am Dr. Coates is a veterinarian based in the other “Sunshine State” – that's Colorado to the rest of you – where she lives and plays with a varied range of animals. She shares her professional and personal experiences, Monday through Friday, here on petMD's blog, the Fully Vetted. Log in for your daily dose of her insight and wisdom. < Previous P ... Read on »
Health Headlines - September 2 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:22pm Cancer Society Using Entire Advertising Budget as an Alert to Problems of the Uninsured The American Cancer Society has decided to use its $15 million annual advertising budget to attack a health problem that its chief executive says overwhelms almost every other one in the United States: the rising number of uninsured Americans. The New ... Read on »
Pituitary gland tumours by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:38pm 2 Comments This information is about tumours of the pituitary gland. Although pituitary tumours are classified as brain tumours they have very few similarities to other types of brain tumour. Much of our general information about brain tumours will not be appropriate for people with pituitary tumours, although you may still wish to read it. ... Read on »
Natural Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome by Methods of Healing Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Fri 19 Mar 2010 9:46pm Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful and debilitating skeletal condition. For some people carpal tunnel syndrome is an occupational hazard.  For others it is a result of another disease process. What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition affecting the hands and fingers.  It causes numbness, pain and ting ... Read on »