What is Acromegaly?
This is a hormonal disorder arising from excessive Growth hormone (GH) secretion in adults is called Acromegaly.
Symptoms Of Excessive Growth Hormone
The symptoms of Acromegaly or Growth Hormone disorder includes -
Change in ring or shoe size
Signs Of Excessive Growth Hormones
Enlarged hands / feet
Enlarged jaw (prognathism) and tongue
Thickening of the skin, skin tags
Limited joint mobility & pain
Hair, excessive on females
Diabetes Insipidus (DI)
What is DI?
Diabainein: Greek, "to pass through"
Insipidus: Latin, "having no flavor"
DI: It is defined as excess passage of large volumes (> 3 L/day) of dilute urine.
What are the causes of excess urination (increased urine volume)?
Excess urination due to excessive growth hormone disorder are -
1.Diabetes Mellitus or sugar Diabetes,
2.DI - due to deficiency of circulating Anti- Diuretic hormone- ADH,
3.Nephrogenic DI - Due to renal resistance to ADH,
4.Primary polydipsia polyuria due to excessive drinking,
5.Gestational (pregnancy) DI - enzyme made by the placenta destroys ADH in the mother.