Acromegaly tests

Tests could include:

  • As its name suggests, growth hormone(GH) helps bones and muscles grow and develop properly. This hormoneis produced by the pituitary gland,which is located at the base ofthe brain. GH levels naturally rise and fall over time. In some individuals, ...
  • The pituitary gland is a small structure located at the base of the brain. It secretes several important hormones. One of these is the growth hormone (GH). This hormone supports optimal growth and development in prepubescent children and proper bo...
  • Both luteinizing hormone (LH) and gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) are important in male and female reproduction. Their interaction with each other is a necessary part of the menstrual cycle and conception in women, as well as in the producti...
  • A growth hormone test is used to measure the amount of growth hormone in your blood. Growth hormone plays a crucial role in human growth and development.
  • A computerized tomography scan (CT or CAT scan) is a series of cross-sectional X-ray images of your body. CT scans are used to examine your bones and soft tissues for damage or abnormalities. Often, these images can be combined to create a 3D pict...
  • A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan is a noninvasive test that uses magnets and radio waves to create images of the inside of your body. It allows doctors to see details of your organs and tissues without having to make any incisions. Accordin...
  • A head MRI is a painless, noninvasive test that produces detailed images of your brain and brain stem. It's a useful tool for detecting a number of conditions.
  • A glucose tolerance test measures how well your body is able to break down glucose, or sugar. Those who suffer from diabetes (type 1) have trouble processing glucose because the body is not able to make an adequate supply of insulin. This test is ...
  • A thoracic spine X-ray is done to help your doctor look at any problems with the bones in the middle of your back.
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