An endocrinologist is providing care for a 30-year-old male who has lived with the effects of increased levels of GH. Which of the following teaching points about the patient’s future health risks is most accurate?
“It’s not unusual for unusually high GH levels to cause damage to your hypothalamus.”
“GH excess inhibits your pancreas from producing enough insulin.”
“The high levels of GH that circulate in your body can result in damage to your liver.”
“When your pituitary gland is enlarged, there’s a real risk that you’ll develop some sight deficiencies.