10 Rare and bizarre medical conditions that will spook you
The human body is nothing less than a puzzle and when it comes to diagnosing any kind of diseases, this puzzle further complicates that process. With advent of medical science, the number of newer and weirder medical ailments discovered have also increased. We bring to you 10 of the most weirdest medical conditions ever discovered.
1 Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome is a disease of connective tissues in the skin. People suffering from this disease have loose skin, as the biology of the collagen is altered. The skin becomes soft, stretchy and can be bruised easily, wounds easily and heals poorly.
2 Blue man syndrome
Paul Karason became famous when he appeared on a news channel with his whole skin turned blue. Known as papa smurf, Karason had self treated his skin condition with a concoction made with silver. He was also drinking colloidal silver or liquid silver to treat his condition for 14 years as it was used as an antibiotic before penicillin was invented in 1930s.
For normal people, when they hear anything, a visual image is formed immediately in their brains. For example, someone says apple, and immediately a picture of a good and ripe apple is formed. But people with Aphanthasia cannot form any image in their imagination. This condition happen either after a brain injury or it can be a congenital condition. Such people find it difficult to visualize things and or imagine pictures in their heads to remember faces.
Tinnitus is a condition in which people hear constant ringing sounds in their ears. It affects nearly 50 million Americans and is usually a perception of sound when no actual sound is present. Apart from ringing, other sounds like buzzing, hissing, whistling, swooshing, and clicking can be experienced by people. They may even hear music or voices in their heads.
Akinetopsia or motion blindness is a medical disorder in which patient cannot see motion in their visual field. They can easily see stationary objects, but objects in motion are not visible to them. A person with this disorder will see a object at place A and the same object at place B, but it won’t be able to see the movement of that object from A to B.
6 Persistent Genital Arousal Syndrome
Persistent Genital Arousal Syndrome is a disorder that causes consistent, involuntary and uncontainable arousal in genital regions. It can cause women to have hour long and upto 100 orgasms in a day without any sexual intercourse. It can be triggered by any activity like driving, household chores or even rubbing of clothes against the genital region and can affect both men and women.
7 Alien Hand Syndrome
Alien Hand Syndrome causes involuntary movement of limbs, mostly hand in a patient. Brain disorders, strokes and many types of neurodegenerative disorders can cause this syndrome and patients feel that their limbs are not in their control and have a mind of their own.
8 Epidermodysplasia verruciformis
Epidermodysplasia verruciformis is better known as tree man syndrome, which is immune deficiency. It is a genetic defect caused by body’s failed response to Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Type 2. The disease is not contagious, but is extremely restrictive to the patient due to the stumps and tree bark like growths all over their body.
9 Fatal Familial Insomnia
Fatal Familial Insomnia is an extremely rare disease that is inherited and affects the thalamus of the brain. Thalamus controls the sleep cycle of the body and is the relay center of brain that keeps communication between different body parts. Fatal Familial Insomnia is a state of sleeplessness and inevitably leads to death and is caused by a gene inherited from a parent. It occurs in both humans and animals.
10 Auto-Brewery Syndrome
Auto brewery syndrome is also gut fermentation syndrome, where large quantities of ethanol is produced in the intestines and the patient feels like intoxicated most of time One gastrointestinal organism by the name of Saccharomyces cerevisiae which is a type of yeast, acts as a pathogen for this condition in most likelyhood.