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Acromegaly (ac-ro-MEG-a-lee) is a rare hormonal disease that can cause enlargement of the hands, feet, and parts of the face. It can also cause other symptoms. People with acromegaly may also be more likely to get certain diseases, like heart disease or diabetes. The diagnosis may be delayed for years since symptoms show up slowly.

What causes acromegaly?

Acromegaly occurs when your body makes too much growth hormone (GH). Most often, the extra GH comes from a tumor in the pituitary gland.

The pituitary gland is a small gland at the base of the brain. It produces GH, a hormone that your body needs in order to grow and function properly. Your body uses GH to produce another hormone called insulin-like growth factor I, or IGF-I (I-G-F-wun).

When the pituitary gland makes too much GH, your body creates too much IGF-I. And that extra IGF-I can lead to many of the uncomfortable symptoms and health complications of acromegaly.

What problems can acromegaly cause?

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Some Proteins and Dairy are Alkaline

Usually protein-rich foods are acidic because they tend to release acid-forming substances into the blood, and the body has to withdraw calcium from the bones to neutralize its pH. However, eggs, tofu, yogurt, whey protein and milk are alkaline-forming. In fact, chronic overconsumption of milk can lead to milk-alkali syndrome, a disease manifested as alkalosis, soft tissue calcification and renal failure.

Most Spices, Seasonings, and Herbs and re Alkaline

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