The Greek word "acromegaly" means "extremities" and "enlargement." Acromegaly, or excessive growth, is the result of the pituitary gland producing too much growth hormone. As soft tissue starts to swell, the excessive growth first appears in the hands and feet. Most adults in their middle years are affected by this rare disease. The illness can cause serious illness and even death if left untreated.
is brought on by chronic, excessive growth hormone secretion, which is typically brought on by a "pituitary adenoma," a noncancerous tumour in the pituitary gland. The "master gland" of the body, the pituitary is located in the sella turcica at the base of the brain and regulates growth, metabolism, and reproductive function.