Wedding ring too tight? Sudden middle-age growth could be acromegaly

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Your wedding band no longer fits on your thickened ring finger, and somehow your feet have got too big for your shoes. Sudden growth in middle age can be a sign of a rare medical condition known as acromegaly, experts say. It occurs when your pituitary gland, a pea-sized gland near the bottom of the brain, produces too much growth hormone. A benign tumour in the gland is usually the cause. Your bones and internal organs then grow abnormally, and your hands and feet can become enlarged. Even your facial features may change – your nose, for example, can become more prominent. Increased sweating,…

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