This Family in Italy Feels No Pain and Scientists Have Finally Found Out The Reason Why
Pain!! The word itself is traumatic because millions of people around the world may at this very moment be suffering from some sort of pain or the other. Even those reading this at this very moment may be suffering from pain too. But what if we possessed the ability not to feel pain? Wouldn’t that be brilliant or would it be a setback in terms of diagnosing disease early because after all one of the first symptoms of many diseases is pain. Be that as it may, there is family in Italy that has baffled scientists for years and who has been researched several times simply because they possess a gene mutation that makes them feel no pain.
1Meet the family who feel no pain
Yes believe it or not, There are some people in the world who feel no pain, the most famous being six members of the Marsili family. Their condition has now been given a universal medical term called the Marsili pain Syndrome. Researchers also found that there is another family in Pakistan who possessed the same genetic mutation which was inherited which is why more than one member is affected and not just of one generation but following into others too.
2Letizia Marsili broke her shoulder skiing and didn’t realize it
Letizia Marsili a scientist and professor of marine ecology at the University of Sienna first noticed her condition when she was skiing some years ago with her sister in the Italian Alps. She had broken her shoulder in an accident but never even felt anything until at dinner time she found she just couldn’t hold a fork that kept dropping out of her hand.
3Experiments on her proved conclusive she felt no pain
Marsili was not surprised at the development because she had experienced such occurrences before. She had been shredded by a nail, twisted her ankle and her hands burned with hot oil but she never ever felt the trauma of pain. A friend and director of the University’s pain clinic Anna Maria Aloisi once did an experiment on her by injecting capsaicin into her forearm. At first Letizia winced but then relaxed and slumped into her chair feeling nothing even as the syringe was still stuck into her arm. This lead the colleague to conclude the following.
Aloisi found that Letizia felt good pain the immediate pain that warns us of danger but after that, she couldn’t feel the pain that we usually need painkillers for, the chronic and ongoing pain .She just didn’t feel it.
4Pain is the oldest form of evolutionary conditions that has gotten worse
Pain is one of the oldest evolutionary traits of living things that regulates our interaction with the outside world. However beyond that, when it becomes chronic and traumatic without the causes known, then it becomes dangerous. According to The CDC (center for Disease Control and Prevention) suffers from chronic pain from various causes but for the Marsili family, pain is something unusual.
However scientists feel that chronic pain conditions have gotten worse because modern day lifestyles, food choices, diets and unhealthy living. Did you know that Lady Gaga has also revealed how she suffers from chronic pain and inflammation?