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What symptoms are typical of the disease?
The structural changes that occur with acromegaly cause chronic pain and discomfort and reduce quality of life and life expectancy. These changes include skeletal overgrowth deformities (particularly of the hands, feet, and face), cardiovascular disease (hypertension, enlarged heart), arthropathy, neuropathy, and respiratory obstruc-tion (Tables 22.2 and 22.3).
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