A lot of people suffer from illnesses which they aren’t even aware of. Tall people are no different. Acromegaly is a a hormonal disorder that most commonly occurs in middle-aged men and women. The prevalence of Aromegaly is approximately 4,676 cases per million population, and the incidence is 116.9 new cases per million per year. The name “acromegaly” comes from the Greek words for “extremities” (acro) and “great” (megaly), because one of the most common symptoms of this condition is abnormal growth of the hands and feet.