Diseases & Conditions


Symptoms & Signs

What are the signs and symptoms of the condition?

Acromegaly develops slowly. In many people, the changes are so slow that they are not noticed for years. Some of the signs and symptoms of acromegaly include:

  • coarse body hair
  • deep, husky voice
  • erectile dysfunction
  • exaggerated facial features
  • excessive sweating and often an offensive body odor
  • headaches
  • irregular menstrual cycles
  • irritability
  • joint pain
  • protrusion of the jaw
  • swelling of the hands and feet
  • thickening of the ribs, creating a barrel chest
  • weakness in the arms and legs
  • widening of spaces between teeth
  • widening of the fingers and toes