Goals of Disease Management

Acromegaly requires a comprehensive strategy for effective management. As a result of the multifaceted and elusive nature of the disease, acromegaly must be addressed from various angles to eliminate morbidities and reduce the risk of mortality.1

Multimodal Treatment Approach

To achieve the multiple goals of therapy, acromegaly often requires a multimodal approach. Surgery, medical therapy, and radiation are all viable options.1,2 Click here to learn more about each of these modalities and how they may impact the course of acromegaly in your patients.

References:
Katznelson L, Laws ER Jr, Melmed S, et al. Acromegaly: an Endocrine Society clinical practice guideline. J Clin Endocrinol Metab.2014;99(11):3933-3951.
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Acromegaly. https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/endocrine-diseases/acromegaly#treatment. Accessed April 27, 2017.
Vilar L, Vilar CF, Lyra R, Lyra R, Naves LA. Acromegaly: clinical features at diagnosis. Pituitary. 2017;20(1):22-32.
Collaboration May Improve Control Whether you're an endocrinologist, a primary care physician, or another specialist such as a rheumatologist, a cardiologist, or a dentist, working together as part of a healthcare team may help to diagnose and manage your patients with
acromegaly.1,3 Click here for tips on collaborative disease management.