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Visual impairment, headaches, pituitary infarction/destruction, optic/cranial nerve impingement
Soft-tissue swelling, fatigue, enlarged organs
Enlarged hands, ‘spade-like’ fingers, feet, nose, coarsening of facial features, thick oily skin, increased sweating and skin odour, sweaty handshake, skin tags, increased heel pad thickness, thick lips and skin folds
Carbohydrate intolerance, diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidaemia, goitre, hyperprolactinaemia, galactorrhoea
Congestive heart failure, hypertension, cardiomyopathy, left ventricular hypertrophy
Sleep apnoea, tongue enlargement, voice change
Colonic polyps, diverticulosis
Paraesthesia, somnolence, carpal tunnel syndrome
Malocclusion, widely spaced teeth, prognathism, frontal bossing, enlarged sinuses and larynx, weakness, joint pains (shoulders, back, knees), osteoarthritis, degenerative arthritis of the spine, hips and knees
Decreased libido, impotence, menstrual disturbance, depression, mania
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