The woman who can't stop growing

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London, July 23 (ANI): With a height of 6ft 6ins and weight 34 stone, Tanya Angus is one of the tallest person's in the world and is still growing.

Dubbed as the modern day giant, Tanya Angus has gained ten inches in just 12 years as a result of a rare growth condition.

And currently, Angus, who hails from Nevada, is one of the tallest and heaviest women on the planet.

In fact, doctors have said that Angus, 30, is the only woman in the world whose growth cannot be halted by medication.

She is suffering from a rare disease known as Acromeglia, a condition often referred to as "gigantism" where the body produces too much growth hormone.

Angus grew from a slender 5ft 8ins at the age of 18 to 6ft 6ins and 34 stone.

"I'm staying hopeful," the Telegraph quoted her as saying.

She added: "Without hope you don't have anything. I hope they can stop me growing one day so I can try to live as normally as possible."

Apart from her enlarged feet, face and figure, Angus even suffered from severe migraines and felt run down and depressed in her teenage years.

Owing to her large frame, she was often mistaken for a man.

After consulting a doctor, she was diagnosed with gigantism and had a tumour the size of a grapefruit in her brain, which had wrapped itself around her inner carotid artery, causing an overproduction of growth hormone.

Initially doctors said there was nothing to be done, but later another surgeon operated on her to remove the tumour and gave her a cocktail of drugs to try to control the huge amounts of growth hormones still in her body.

But after a few years, the tumour again grew to the size of an orange, which was again removed.

However, the doctors failed to control the levels of hormones in her body and she is now one of the world's tallest women, and also one of the heaviest.

Since then she has suffered a stroke, caused by the pressure her massive body was putting on her heart and also has hearing difficulties.

Now Angus has a new doctor, who she's been seeing for three months, and he is hopeful of finally finding a drug combination to slow down her growth.

"I'm doing this story because I want people to understand why I'm this way. It's not my fault I ended up like this," said Angus. (ANI)

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