Eli5: How exactly a pituitary gland tumor causes the body to overproduce growth hormones and make you super tall. How the pituitary gland tumor has anything to do with very high growth hormone? example: Adam Reiner

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Eli5: How exactly a pituitary gland tumor causes the body to overproduce growth hormones and make you super tall. How the pituitary gland tumor has anything to do with very high growth hormone? example: Adam Reiner

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The pituitary gland is where growth hormone is made. If some of the pituitary cells start to divide out of control forming a tumor then you can have many more cells than usual producing growth hormone leading to very high levels of growth hormone.

Anonymous 0 Comments

the tumor prevents the gland from operating normally; sending too many chemicals/hormones for too long……while it might sound”fun” for a while, the toll on the body directly leads to premature death and years of pain and discomfort