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A number of medical conditions are known to have additional height as one of the symptoms. The following is by no means a comprehensive list, but does cover the main syndromes.


A high percentage of medical students, when studying a particular illness or disorder will begin to display or think that they display, some of the symptoms. As their studies move on the symptoms clear and make way for a new set. In other words don’t start to imagine the worst.
A syndrome is a set of symptoms, which when observed together, enable a physician to make a diagnosis and to decide on a treatment regime. Just because you may display one of the symptoms associated with a particular condition, it does not necessarily mean that you have the syndrome. For example, myopia (short-sightedness) is sometimes associated with Marfan syndrome, but nearly always in conjunction with a number of other symptoms. You can be myopic, without having Marfan syndrome.

Simply put: don’t panic! Most of us are tall for a very simple reason and not because of a height-related syndrome. If after reading the article you feel that you would like more information, please contact the appropriate organisation who will be able to put you in touch with a suitable specialist.

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