Turkey’s Rumeysa Gelgi has been named because the tallest lady dwelling by Guinness Guide of World Data 2022. She stands at 215.16cm (7ft 0.7in). Curiously, Rumeysa was re-measured this yr after she was first awarded the title for the tallest teenager dwelling (feminine) again in 2014, when she was aged 18, as per the file web site.
Reportedly, her tall stature is because of a situation referred to as Weaver syndrome, an especially uncommon situation which causes accelerated development amongst different abnormalities, together with skeletal maturation.
Because of the situation, Rumeysa makes use of a wheelchair more often than not, however can transfer for brief durations utilizing a walker. Whereas she unwinds by swimming, she likes to exit for meals along with her household. Ever since her first title win, she has been utilizing the medium to create consciousness about uncommon medical circumstances like her personal.
In accordance rarediseases.org, the precise reason behind Weaver Syndrome is unknown. “Some researchers think, because there have been some cases of mildly affected mothers having sons who are more severely affected, that Weaver Syndrome may be inherited as an autosomal dominant trait with a gender-limited expression of symptoms, or an X-linked recessive trait. Others think that it may be an autosomal recessive trait. In some cases there are no signs of heredity in a family and the cause is unknown,” it reads.
In line with Dr Shuchin Bajaj, founder director, Ujala Cygnus Group of Hospitals, Weaver Syndrome is characterised by fast development which normally begins earlier than delivery (prenatal onset). “Physical growth and bone development (maturation) can occur more quickly than average. Other symptoms can include increased muscle tone (hypertonia) with exaggerated reflexes (spasticity), slow development of voluntary movements (psychomotor retardation), specific physical characteristics, and/or foot deformities,” he stated.
“Treatment of Weaver Syndrome is symptomatic and supportive. An orthopedist can be consulted for correction of foot deformities. Genetic counseling may be of benefit to patients and their families,” he added.
As per the Guinness web site, what is especially fascinating is that each the tallest lady and man title holders are from Turkey — Rumeysa, and Sultan Kösen (251 cm; 8 ft 2.8 in) — a uncommon incidence in Guinness World Data historical past.
The earlier file holder was Yao Defen (China) who recorded a median peak of 233.3 cm (7 ft 7 in) when final documented again in 2010.
Notably, 2009 was the final time the 2 holders shared the identical nationality when China’s Bao Xi Shun (236.1 cm; 7 ft 8.95 in) and Yao Defen (233.3 cm; 7 ft 7 in) held the tallest female and male information respectively.