Acromegaly and pituitary surgery: getting ready
Treatment for acromegaly often involves pituitary surgery because it has the potential to result in remission. At the very least, surgery may help reduce the amount of medication required to keep growth hormone (GH) levels in check. Dr. Rowena Ridout, an endocrinologist at Toronto Western...
Acromegaly: A caregiver’s perspective
Oftentimes, when an individual is diagnosed with a life changing health condition, their loved ones can be affected as well. Taking care of someone with acromegaly or living by his or her side, can bring about new challenges and stir up a variety of emotions....
Acromegaly and pregnancy- a doctor’s perspective
Because acromegaly is diagnosed today at an earlier age than in the past, concerns with pregnancy do occur. It has been found that acromegaly may decrease the fertility of a woman, and in the case of infertility, medical intervention can help.
The Vancouver Acromegaly Support Group
Like most health conditions, the affects of acromegaly reach beyond its physical implications. Emotional and intellectual adjustments are sometimes needed to help cope with the realities acromegaly can produce. The following article shares the journey of two women and their vision for a patient support...
Understanding Your Endo
Establishing an open and honest relationship with your endocrinologist is an important part of optimizing your acromegaly treatment and living your best life. But while you and your endocrinologist are both striving for the same goal, sometimes it can feel like you're playing on opposite...
Treatment Considerations for Acromegaly
You have several options when it comes to deciding on the course of treatment for acromegaly. As such, it is important for you to understand what these options are and their specific benefits and risks. In the following editorial, we'll discuss how to prepare to...
Easy ways to include exercise in your daily routine
“Get off the couch and get some exercise!” It’s what every child hears from their mother and likely hears from loved ones throughout adulthood. We often find it difficult to find the motivation to get regular exercise, and more so if you live with a...
Acromegaly and pregnancy
Women living with acromegaly often have many questions when considering having children. In this guest editorial, true-2-me addresses these concerns and provides an overview of acromegaly and pregnancy.