This Mother's Feet Grew Three Sizes In Three Years Because Of This Rare Condition

This Mother's Feet Grew Three Sizes In Three Years Because Of This Rare Condition

Anne-Sophie Pigré has a rare disease, acromegaly. She decided to testify about what it's like to live with such an ailment in her book "What if I suffered from acromegaly?" In it, she goes back on her journey to fight the disease and the doubts it has triggered since its appearance.

Acromegaly is a rare disease that affects one in 20,000 people. Anne-Sophie Pigré is affected by it and decided to share her feelings and experience in her book "What if I suffered from acromegaly?" In it, we discover that people who suffer from acromegaly do not feel intense pain.

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Acromegaly patients have an overflow of growth hormones released by the brain because a small tumor has lodged onto the pituitary, a gland located behind the eyes. Extreme fatigue, irregular menstrual cycles, discomfort, headaches during the day and sleep apnea... These are the symptoms that alerted Anne-Sophie Pigré, a resident of Frossay in Loire-Atlantique, France.

The bones grow unusually and this is visible in parts of Anne-Sophie's body, such as her nose, feet and hands. She said: "My feet grew three sizes in three years. I went from a size 38 to a 41!"

Ruby Smith
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