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Gigantism is caused by too much growth hormone (GH) and causes increased growth in kids (healthline website). After adulthood, increased GH leads to acromegaly which leads to continuing growth of fingers, feet, forehead, jaw, nose, and lips (UCLA Health website). Note that structures like the nose and ears also keep on growing in healthy folks. Hence, GH ...
Reference values for hematocrit are identical in male and female children and as well in elderly men and women. Differences in hematocrit between fertile women and men are caused by repetitive loss of blood - and therefore iron - in menstruating women.
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