Acromegaly Patients at Higher Risk for Fracture Than Those with Cushing’s

According to a recent study, patients who were previously treated for acromegaly were at an increased risk for bone fractures after being treated with growth hormones for six years.

Scientists at VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam studied data from patients with Cushing’s and acromegaly that had growth hormone deficiency. Scientists surveyed them during their growth hormone replacement therapy. They found that there was more bone turnover in those who were once treated for acromegaly than those who had Cushing’s.

Results could mean there is a “long-term effect of impaired skeletal health due to previous GH excess…”

Check out the full study here.

Jessica Gladwell

Jessica Gladwell

Jessica Gladwell is one of PW's consultants and patient editors. She has lived with late-stage, chronic Lyme and POTS since circa 2002. She has also served as a caregiver to close family members with late-stage, chronic Lyme. Before diagnosis, she served as a business consultant for a large corporation and PM for a small digital branding agency. Now, she is proactive in the rare and neurological disease community, spreading awareness and advising on matters of health and lifestyle when living with a chronic illness.

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