Acromegaly Awareness Day is on the 1st November 2022. The APF will be organising an event in honour of Acromegaly Awareness Day, details to follow.
The APF’s first quarterly newsletter is here! You can read all out the latest APF news and updates, and register your interest in support groups and other initiatives, we invite you to read The Pituitary Connection – APF Quarterly Newsletter June 2022!
The APF held a very inspiring and productive Board strategy day on the 14th May 2022, there were a number of key areas of focus identified, including better education on pituitary conditions for health professionals (such as GPs), greater patient and family support and increasing awareness. Watch this space for exciting things to come!
We have been providing support and education to patients and communities for over 20 years. Being a patient focussed foundation with strong collaboration to the medical specialists, we are able to advocate for those impacted by pituitary conditions…
The APF provides support for adults and children with acquired or congenital pituitary disorders.
Affordable Growth Hormone (GH) replacement therapy
"My problems began in my 20’s when I first began to put on weight, had irregular periods, noticed more body and facial hair, and had episodes of depression. I was diagnosed as having Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (which presents similarly to Cushing’s Disease but is caused by a very different disease process) "
"Being diagnosed with a pituitary tumour was a relief. My family had jokingly called my enlarging hands and feet flippers. I had grown two shoe sizes over a year!! Thankfully my doctor identified the features of acromegaly and I am on the road to recovery following successful surgery by my pituitary specialist. "