By Jessica Rach For Mailonline. A mother with J cup breasts said her life has been 'ruined' by the size of her breasts - and says she is now housebound due to their gigantic size. Fiona Hornby, 25, from Bolton, has struggled with the size of her breasts since the age of 10, and has watched in horror as they grew from a C cup to a 48 J during puberty. Fiona was diagnosed with macromastia - a condition that causes abnormal enlargement of the breast tissue - in after spending years wondering why her boobs were so large in comparison to other girls her age.
Breast hypertrophy is a rare medical condition of the breast connective tissues in which the breasts become excessively large. The condition is often divided based on the severity into two types, macromastia and gigantomastia. Hypertrophy of the breast tissues may be caused by increased histologic sensitivity to certain hormones such as female sex hormones , prolactin , and growth factors.
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