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In a patient with acromegaly, he or she has formed a tumor from hormone-producing cells, producing too much growth hormones and driving the liver to produce IGF1 — and together, growth hormone and IGF1 cause metabolic changes in the patients as well as enlargement of the hands, the feet, the skeletal system, cartilage, and all of the body organs.

If diagnosed and managed early, the long-term comorbidities and possible increased risk for premature death can be reduced; however, the symptoms and signs often escape detection because of the nature of the illness. We’ll hear from one patient who suffered for 12 years before being diagnosed and started Acromegaly Community to support other patients, as well as Dr. Blevins from UCSF who specializes in acromegaly.

An Education On Orthopedic Health And How It Benefits Your Overall Well Being

While the healthcare system has changed over the years the doctor-patient relationship remains one of the most important parts of medicine. And today on The Balancing Act we’ll visit Oasis Orthopedic and Spine Integrated Services to meet a group of doctors who not only excel in the craft of medicine but also have shown their […]

Big Bank with a Community Feel

As technology has evolved to offer greater modern day conveniences, service industries have been challenged to maintain a human touch in the face of increasing automation. Today on The Balancing Act, we’ll be profiling Apple Bank, a New York City institution that has been providing banking services to their customers for over a century. As […]

What To Consider When Choosing A Primary Care Physician

Primary care was the largest platform of health care delivery in the United States when measured in 1961. Four decades later, models continue to reveal more people seek primary care than any other type of healthcare service. The Balancing Act caught up with Dr. Vikram Gupta, founder of GMed Healthcare to learn in greater detail […]

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