Talk:Acromegaly

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Visible on thep page now Mozzerati 14:15, 2004 May 16 (UTC)

Statistics on Acromegaly prevalence?[edit]

I heard that Acromegaly is about 50 cases per million at any given time, but it would be nice to have some concrete stats here.

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A 2004 study showed a vastly higher prevalence: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?db=pubmed&uid=15274075 It seems as if acromegaly is extremely rarely diagnosed. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 77.0.229.236 (talk) 16:59, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

Acromegaly patients are not abnormally tall[edit]

By definition, acromegaly is the clinical picture of a patient with high circulating levels of growth hormones following the closure of epiphyseal (growth) plates, and hence are of normal height. I am therefore highly suspicious of the claims that famous tall people had acromegaly (instead, they are more likely to have had pubertal giantism.

You write as if human growth in height normally ceases at puberty (when the epphyseal plates close). Rediculous. 64.71.2.189 (talk) 21:23, 20 March 2012 (UTC)

Please use the metric system[edit]

In the "Notable sufferers" section, all heights are shown in feet/inches. As this is an international website, please always use, or at least indicate the equivalent, metric units. Thank you. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Byron.calisto (talkcontribs) 05:48, 14 December 2006 (UTC).

Do you think that, if we all try to use metric measures, they might catch on? --OhNoPeedyPeebles (talk) 15:52, 25 October 2008 (UTC)
A penny to a pint they won't. --OhNoPeedyPeebles (talk) 18:45, 14 January 2009 (UTC)

External links[edit]

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Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, not an advertising opportunity or a support group for patients or their families. Please do not re-insert links that do not conform to the standard rules.

External links are not required in Wikipedia articles. They are permitted in limited numbers and in accordance with the policies linked above. If you want to include one or more external links in this article, please link directly to a webpage that provides detailed, encyclopedic information about the disease. Thanks, WhatamIdoing (talk) 04:27, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

I've removed another link to rareshare.org. WP:ELNO specifically bans links to internet discussion forums. Such links will always be removed. WhatamIdoing (talk) 18:45, 11 August 2008 (UTC)

Guidelines[edit]

2002 guidelines: PMID 12213843 JFW | T@lk 07:00, 30 July 2008 (UTC)


Antonio Silva suffers from this disease and recently had surgery. His Elite XC world heavyweight atm and should be included. Intresting to note he was accused of taking steroids even though they would kill someone with this disease. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 124.171.81.173 (talk) 12:30, 22 August 2008 (UTC)


I don't see why my entries for Primo Carnera and Nikolai Valuev were deleted. You can easily see that they have this condition.

http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=primo%20carnera

http://images.google.com/images?um=1&hl=en&safe=off&q=nikolia+valuev —Preceding unsigned comment added by Urbanchampion (talkcontribs) 00:37, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

Normal people[edit]

Do many "normal people" show mild acromegalic changes as they age? Wnt (talk) 09:06, 26 November 2008 (UTC)

Yes, I grew six inches last week and I'm completely normal. --OhNoPeedyPeebles (talk) 20:19, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

Living people[edit]

We can't just list a bunch of names and assert that living people have a disease. Wikipedia's policies on writing about people absolutely demands reliable sources for information like this. Speculation and "I think I heard this on TV one day" are not good enough.

Furthermore, a long list of every person ever known to have a disease is just trivia, which is not encyclopedic.

So if you want to include someone's name here as a person living with this disease, then you need to first consider whether this person is really an important example of this disease (like Lou Gehrig was for Lou Gehrig's disease in America), and then provide a solid reliable source to demonstrate that they really do have this disease. This will help us comply with Wikipedia's policies. Thanks, WhatamIdoing (talk) 05:36, 31 January 2009 (UTC)

Tony Robbins certainly qualifies to be here: e.g. http://weirdtechnewshub.blogspot.com/2008/02/biography-tony-robbins.html 64.71.2.189 (talk) 21:33, 20 March 2012 (UTC)

Melmed[edit]

JCI - review on pathogenesis and treatment doi:10.1172/JCI39375 JFW | T@lk 14:28, 22 November 2009 (UTC)

Namigoro Rashomon[edit]

The character "Kannuki the giant" in Yojimbo is played by Namigoro Rashomon. Does anyone know whether he had (has?) acromegaly? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 132.206.92.205 (talk) 04:16, 21 January 2010 (UTC)

Acromegaly resulting from HGH use/abuse[edit]

Since HGH has become more commonly available by bodybuilders and professional athletes (and Carrot Top, seriously), its use should be mentioned as a cause of Acromegaly. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.198.241.132 (talk) 21:40, 18 May 2010 (UTC)


Kevyn Aucoin was also less than 2 meters tall so that little note should probably be deleted. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.57.154.36 (talk) 06:29, 23 May 2010 (UTC)

Race[edit]

Does acromegaly affect races other than whites? I have never seen a black person with acromegaly. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.85.3.79 (talk) 06:03, 19 May 2012 (UTC)

Can we say true disfigurement? Is there a refrence for the definition of said disfigurement? I don't find any of the pictures of the people shown to be terribly unattractive by any means of the stretch. Need a citation as disfigurement is defined as using wikipedia itself:

"Disfigurement is the state of having one's appearance deeply and persistently harmed medically, as from a disease, birth defect, or wound."

I just don't see it...

Need Citation of "severe disfigurement"[edit]

Can we say true disfigurement? Is there a reference for the definition of said disfigurement? I don't find any of the pictures of the people shown to be terribly unattractive by any means of the stretch. Need a citation as disfigurement is defined as using wikipedia itself:

"Disfigurement is the state of having one's appearance deeply and persistently harmed medically, as from a disease, birth defect, or wound."

I just don't see it... — Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.11.173.196 (talk) 23:58, 21 August 2013 (UTC)