Patient "X": diseases with the most unusual symptoms
At the word "disease", most of the inhabitants of our planet imagine a thermometer frozen at around 37.8, a cup of hot tea, paper napkins and a two-day vacation at their own expense at work.
A small percentage of hypochondriacs, on the contrary, having heard this terrible word with the letter “b”, already mentally writes a will, says goodbye to relatives and friends and presents himself on a snow-white hospital bed surrounded by wires, tubes, droppers and threateningly squeaking life support systems. And although both are often right in their own way, it is unlikely that at least one of us can imagine the symptoms of those diseases, which we will discuss below. So let me introduce the patients of “X” and their shocking clinical cases.
1. Orgasm 24/7
This is hardly something that associates with sexual arousal, at least someone associates. Moreover, many people unfamiliar with the mysteries of the human nervous system and blood circulation, secretly believe that experiencing sexual discharge of several dozen, or even hundreds of times a day,it is something like a dream come true or a dream come true. However, the 33-year-old Englishwoman Sarah Carmen is unlikely to agree. Doctors diagnosed Sarah a rare complication after taking a course of an antidepressant, which consists of complex disruptions of the nervous system and a constant flow of blood to the genital area.
Thanks to such a joke of nature and modern pharmacology, Sarah can experience two hundred, if not three hundred orgasms a day for no reason. However, you should not envy, because the insidious deviation has already destroyed the girl’s personal life and career, not to mention the constant inconvenience, because of which the Briton cannot ride the subway and is experiencing a certain kind of embarrassment, being next to the most elementary office org. technique. Now most of Sarah’s life is to mask her intimate problem in public. Her friends, relatives, and numerous neurologists and psychiatrists help her cope with the insidious disease called “persistent sexual arousal syndrome”.
Thinking about physical ailments, many people are primarily afraid of physical pain, which invariably accompanies the vast majority of diseases known to medicine.But what if we imagine a disease that not only does not cause irritation of pain receptors, but also makes it impossible for a person to experience pain in principle? This disease is Belmondo syndrome - the rarest neuralgic disorder in which a person completely loses pain sensitivity. This disease is usually congenital, and its unusual symptoms result from the fact that the pain impulse does not reach the corresponding part of the brain from the receptor.
Despite the absence of pain, patients suffering from this disease experience many inconveniences that can turn life into real hell. A person with Belmondo syndrome runs the risk of being permanently disabled without feeling the pain of a fracture after an unsuccessful fall, has to go to the toilet by the hour because of the inability to experience discomfort from the overflowing bladder, and can faint from exhaustion, because the feeling of hunger people do not remind them of the need to eat.
3. One, two, Freddie will take you
Not having time to complete a stressful project at work or trying to prepare for an important exam on the last night, many of us, filling our ears of coffee, probably wondered how it would be great,if the human brain basically did not want to sleep. Well, in the world there are as many as forty families affected by the rarest hereditary neuralgic disease, which by their example can demonstrate all the delights of constant wakefulness.
Fatal familial insomnia is a fatal, incurable disease that occurs due to the incorrect coding of several genes in a person’s twentieth chromosome. Having intensified, this disease slowly and painfully kills a person, depriving him of the opportunity to fall asleep. Starting as a normal mental disorder, this disease quickly goes from mild insomnia and panic attacks to hallucinations and a complete inability to sleep. Because of the disruption of metabolic processes in the brain, even the most potent sleeping pill does not save patients, and in the end, a person completely stops responding to external stimuli and dies after six weeks of total sleep deprivation.