Tanya Angus suffers from a rare disease that makes her body keep growing… and growing. At 33 years old, Angus is seven feet tall, weighs 400 lbs, and can barely walk under her own body weight. Now, there is some hope.
Ten years ago, Angus was diagnosed with acromegaly, a rare disease that causes gigantism in adults. Acromegaly affects about 20,000 Americans, causing growth, weight gain and the accumulation of fluids, which puts stress on several systems in the body.
For Angus, the disease was caused by an inoperable tumor pressing on her pituitary gland, causing her body to release too much human growth hormone.
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