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IN Health & Fitness ON 29 Dec, 2015
Diseases don't just affect your body or your mind, they somewhere deeply affect the soul of a person too. Also, they affect the whole family if they are of hereditary nature. They sometimes kill you; often making you strong, inside and out. Some diseases will shake you to the core.
Here are some diseases that you might not have heard of before.
FOP, also known as stone man syndrome is a progressive genetic disorder which turns soft tissues into bone gradually. This disease occurs only in about 1 in 2 million people. Also, it does not have cure or treatments. Trauma exacerbates the condition, so attempts to remove bone surgically just results in the body producing even more bones in the area.
It is an infection caused by bacteria. It destroys skin, fat, and the tissue covering the muscles within a very short lapse. 1 out of 4 people who get this disease eventually die from it.
This syndrome occurs when your body is exposed to high levels of the hormone cortisol for a long time. Too much cortisol can produce fatty hump between shoulders, a rounded face, and pink or purple stretch marks on the skin. This can also result in high blood pressure, bone loss and, on occasion, diabetes.
People who have this disease have an irresistible urge to pull their hair, usually from their scalp, eyelashes, and eyebrows. They cannot stop themselves to pull out their hair when they are stressed just to soothe themselves.
It is characterised by gray to gray-black staining of the skin and mucous membranes produced by silver deposition. Silver is deposited on the skin either from industrial exposure or as a result of medications containing silver salts.
This disease is caused by the filarial worm, which is transmitted from human to human by the female mosquito when it takes blood. The parasite grows into an adult worm that lives in the lymphatic system.
It refers to several genetically inherited conditions that are clinically and genetically different and carry a high possibility of tumor formation.
It increases the growth rate of various body parts. The word "Proteus" comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of change; this name was chosen because the overgrowth in Proteus syndrome can cause changes in the shapes of body structures over time.
Also known as werewolf syndrome. This is restricted to a certain area. It can be either present from birth or acquired later in life.
The enlargement of the bones on the face, leading to a lionlike appearance. Osseous encroachment may cause obliteration of sinuses, blindness, and malocclusion.
It is also referred to as the Tree-man which is an immune deficiency. It produces massive amounts of the substance causing tree-like growths known as "cutaneous horns."
Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome or HGPS is an extremely rare fatal genetic condition. The word Progeria comes from the Greek word progeros meaning 'prematurely old'
Also called as the vampire disease, It is a set of a genetic disorder in which an important part of hemoglobin called heme is not made correctly. It means there is a malfunction in the hemoglobin production. Patient's skin is sensitive to sunlight, their urine is purplish in colour, the gums get shrunk making the teeth look more prominent and canine-like, and they have an adverse reaction to garlic.
A person with the alien hand syndrome can feel sensation in the affected hand but thinks that the hand is not part of their body and that they have no control over its movement; that it belongs to an alien.