Are you sure you are really healthy?
Over the years, despite the advancement of science and the modern breakthroughs in the field of medicine, a lot of diseases that were once so difficult to treat finally had medical remedies. Because of this, people can now live longer and more comfortably. Diseases that were once tantamount to a death sentence just like tuberculosis and early forms of cancer can now be addressed by doctors and specialists.
However, not everything is all rosy in the field of medicine. Sadly, there are still certain diseases, with most of them being chromosomal in nature, that are still above what modern medicine can address. As a result, people who have this conditions continue to suffer from the manifestations of their disease without much help from the healthcare system. This is still the reality.
This list dishes to you the top 10 strangest medical conditions ever documented by modern medicine. Not too many people know that these kinds of medical conditions actually happen still in the real world. Do you want to know what these conditions are? Read on.
10. Stone Man Syndrome
This type of condition is caused by a genetic disorder and has no known effective cure even up to this day. In this type of disease, which affects some 1 to 2 million people right now, the body’s soft tissues are slowly being turned into bone by the body, thus destroying the body’s normal functions.
9. Walking Corpse Syndrome
This psychological disorder has no relation with watching too much of The Walking Dead and other horror series. It is actually a rare psychological disorder, where people who are afflicted with this disease tend to feel that they no longer alive but already dead. Psychiatrists are still baffled on how to address this disorder.
8. Cold Allergy
This type of allergy is not deadly but is really weird and bizarre. A person who has this condition develop severe skin rashes and even swelling when exposed to cold weather – especially upon the onset of winter. The body produces histamine (allergens) once exposed to low temperatures, which is still not understood even by the most modern hospitals up to now.
7. Tree Man Syndrome
This disorder is genetic in nature -0 an abnormality that stems from a person’s genes and is congenital in nature. This disease is characterized by the body producing too many warts. Aggravated by sunlight, it also turns malignant and destroys healthy skin as time passes by.
6. Vampire Syndrome
The normal skin tends to benefit from sunlight as it gives the body Vitamin D – which all human beings essentially need for normal body function. However, this syndrome is different. A person who has the vampire syndrome develops rashes and cuts from exposure to sunlight. Hence, people who have this tend to keep in the dark and away from the direct heat of the sun.
This disease may be derived from the bite of an infected mosquito. For women, the limbs swell and fluid is accumulated. Men are worse off because their testicles also tend to enlarge together with the swelling of their limbs.
4. Werewolf Syndrome
This disease can either be congenital or hereditary. It is characterized by too much body hair – covering even body parts that usually don’t have any body hair such as the palms, soles, and the cheeks.
3. Water Allergy
The cause of this disorder is still unknown. However, the manifestations are very obvious and rather simple – the body reacts very negatively when exposed to water. It triggers rashes, hives, and other skin conditions.
2. Alien Hand Syndrome
Some claim that this is actually a different manifestation of turrets. This disease is very mysterious because individuals who have have one hand do something that is highly involuntary. It’s as if the mind has no control of one hand.
1. Foreign Accent Syndrome
This is perhaps the strangest of all! People who have this condition tend to speak in a foreign accent – without ever going to a certain country or city! Doctors and psychologists still can not explain, even up to now, as to how and why this disorder occurs. Really strange!