Acromegaly causes parts of the body to grow larger and mostly affects people in middle age. It can be effectively treated, especially if diagnosed early.
Gigantism is a very rare condition that causes children to grow abnormally fast and tall. It can be treated successfully, but they may still have symptoms.
Human growth hormone
Human growth hormone is a small protein that travels in the bloodstream to stimulate growth. Learn more about the medical uses of human growth hormone.
The pituitary gland makes different hormones, some that have direct effects on the body and others that control other endocrine glands.
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful disorder caused by compression of a nerve in the wrist. Learn more here.