logo www.dreddyclinic.com

Home | Up | Introduction | What's Included | Products | Adding Pages | FAQs | Ayurvedic Medicine | Integrated Medicine | Education | Contents | Articles | Links | Products | Search | Feedback | Contact
Ayurvedic - Integrated Medical Clinic - reliable health information ...Balance your health
dreddyclinic.com - Acromegaly Page 2
Home
Up
Introduction
What's Included
Products
Adding Pages
FAQs
Ayurvedic Medicine
Integrated Medicine
Education
Contents
Articles
Links
Products
Search
Feedback
Contact
Special Programs
Ayurvedic Cure
Study Programs
Colon Cleansing
colon cleansing program

One of the most frequent bowel problems that people experience today is constipation. Why is the Colon Cleansing so important? Check it out.

Newsroom
 

Downloads

Pricelist for the treatments

Pricelist for the ayurvedic cures and treatments

application form for the Ayurvedic courses

adobe pdf logoYou will need the free Acrobat Reader from Adobe to view and print some of the documents.

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

Google
 
Web DrEddyClinic.com

Acromegaly

When to seek medical advice

Diseases & Conditions A-Z

| A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U |

 V | W | X | Y | Z |

DIABETES AND ENDOCRINE SYSTEM

Endocrine System

If you have some of the signs and symptoms associated with acromegaly, contact your doctor for an evaluation. Acromegaly usually develops slowly, and even your family members may not initially notice the gradual physical changes that occur with the disorder. Early diagnosis is important so that the disease can be treated properly. Your primary care doctor may refer you to an endocrinologist, a specialist who will be more familiar with recognizing and treating this disorder.

Screening and diagnosis

On average, the diagnosis of acromegaly is delayed by 5 to 10 years after signs and symptoms first appear. To begin the diagnostic process, your doctor will take a complete medical history and conduct a physical exam. Then he or she may recommend the following steps:

  • GH and IGF-I measurement. After you've fasted overnight, your doctor will take a blood sample to measure your levels of GH and IGF-I. Elevated levels of these hormones suggest acromegaly.

  • Glucose tolerance test. Your doctor may perform another test called the glucose tolerance test, the definitive method for verifying acromegaly. In this test, your blood levels of GH are measured before and after you drink a preparation of glucose (sugar). Normally, glucose ingestion depresses levels of GH. If you have acromegaly, your GH level will tend to stay high.

  • Imaging. Your doctor may recommend that you have imaging or radiologic procedures — such as computerized tomography (CT) scans or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans — that can pinpoint the location and size of a tumor of your pituitary gland. Even if radiologists see no tumor of your pituitary, they may look for non-pituitary tumors that might be responsible for high levels of GH.

Complications

Progression of acromegaly can result in major health ramifications. Complications may include:

  • High blood pressure (hypertension)

  • Coronary artery disease

  • An enlarged heart, which may lead to heart failure

  • Arthritis of the large joints: hips, knees and shoulders

  • Diabetes mellitus

  • Pre-cancerous growths (polyps) on the lining of your colon

  • Sleep apnea, a condition in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep

Early treatment of acromegaly can prevent these complications from developing or becoming worse. If untreated, acromegaly and its complications can lead to premature death.

 

Acromegaly > 1 > 2 > 3

Ask The Doctor

 

 

Related Site:

Treatments:

Treatments Programs:

 

 

 

Dr. Eddy's Clinic Integrated Medicine - Web Journal

Articles Articles give your more informations in detail. Forum - Forum Integrated Medicine - Ayurvedic Forum
Ayurvedic Articles give your more informations in detail. Disease Articles give your more informations in detail. Men Health Articles give your more informations in detail. Treatment Articles give your more informations in detail.
Aging Articles give your more informations in detail. Vaccination Articles give your more informations in detail. Women Health Articles give your more informations in detail. Integrated Medicine Articles give your more informations in detail.

Submit a Article Submit a Article - Articles give your more informations in detail.


 

Integrated Medicine

combines Western medicine with Complementary and Alternative medicine and mind-body-spirit approaches to health and healing.

Live Blood Analysis

Two drops of blood under a specialized high powered ultra-dark field microscope, reveals anomalies in the blood. The unique tool for prevention.

Ozone-Oxygen-Therapy
is recognized by most as the most powerful and versatile therapy known in alternative health because it plays a vital role in maintaining the well-being of the body. Check it out why.
Contact the Doctor

contact the doctor in the dreddyclinic.com

contact the doctor

Disclaimer

This information is provided for general medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition.
In no event will The DrEddyClinic.com be liable for any decision made or action taken in reliance upon the information provided through this web site.

 


 



DrEddyClinic.com
Chiang Mai 50230, Thailand
Phone. +66-53-436284
Fax. +66-53-436284
Mobile. 098505066
email
contact
contact to the Integrated - Medical -Clinic | Terms and Conditions | Back Home Up Next
Last Modified : 05/14/08 07:34 AM