Size Matters Unfortunately for This Woman – Gigantism Rare Disease Where She Keeps Growing With Tumor Pushing on Pituitary
Posted Jul 14 2010 12:56pm
Thank goodness this is rare and what a strange disease. To think that she was normal until around 22 when she started growing again, all over, weight, height and organs. She has a tumor that needs to be removed that is putting pressure on here pituitary gland, which causes over doses of growth hormones, so the poor woman keeps growing. She got fired from Walmart as she started looking strange, that is sad.
She’s almost 7 foot tall and is only 31 years old. They are trying to go for yet another surgery to help her as otherwise she will die.
The growth causes constant pain too so there’s a few medications that go along with all of this too. So far she has had 3 surgeries and one caused a stroke and she lost most of her hearing. When you watch the videos of what she looked like as a teenager, everything is normal and then growing accelerated. BD
Tanya Angus , a beautiful 21-year-old who rode horses, danced and had a boyfriend, one day noticed changes in her 5-foot-8-inch frame: Her shoes didn't quite fit, her jeans were too tight and her hands got bigger.
Angus, who lived in Michigan and was a supervisor at a Walmart , began to worry when even her face and head got larger. Her bosses also noticed -- and fired her. And her boyfriend left when his parents began to ask, "Is she a man?'"
The doctor took one look and diagnosed acromegaly, also known as gigantism , caused by a tumor in her brain that is pushing on her pituitary gland, causing it to produce an excess of growth hormone.