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What are symptoms of too much growth hormone caused by pituitary gland tumors?

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Growth hormone manages how you grow and use sugar and fat. Too much may cause:

  • Children to grow much taller than normal, called gigantism
  • Face, hand, and foot bones to grow in adults, called acromegaly
  • Heart problems
  • High blood sugar
  • Joint pain
  • Sweating much more than normal

SOURCES:

National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute: “Pituitary Tumors Treatment (PDQ) -- Patient Version.”

KidsHealth: “Hormones.”

University of Pennsylvania, OncoLink: “All About Pituitary Adenomas.”

American Cancer Society: “Pituitary Tumors.”

Mayo Clinic: “Pituitary Tumors.”

UCLA Health: “Pituitary Adenomas.”

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on October 12, 2019

SOURCES:

National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute: “Pituitary Tumors Treatment (PDQ) -- Patient Version.”

KidsHealth: “Hormones.”

University of Pennsylvania, OncoLink: “All About Pituitary Adenomas.”

American Cancer Society: “Pituitary Tumors.”

Mayo Clinic: “Pituitary Tumors.”

UCLA Health: “Pituitary Adenomas.”

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on October 12, 2019

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