Below are the Top 7 of the most bizarre medical disorders.
7. Hypertrichosis (Human Werewolf Syndrome)
Hypertrichosis is an abnormal amount of hair growth over the body.
Unfortunately for people with this disorder, whenever they cut their hair, it grows back twice as fast.
Currently there are 50 people in the world afflicted with this rare disorder.
6. Kleine-Levin Syndrome (sleeping beauty)
Sleeping beauty is a rare and complex neurological disorder characterized by recurring periods of excessive amounts of sleep.
A sufferer of this disorder can sleep for weeks.
People suffering from Pica disease often times get the urge to eat substances with no nutritional value such as sand, paper, thread, sponge, lace etc.
For some reason, it is more commonly seen in women, children. and those with developmental disabilities such as autism.
4. Congenital Insensitivity To Pain
To be insensitive to pain or temperature is probably one of the most dangerous things that could happen to a living being.
The sufferers inability to feel pain often leads to repeated severe injuries.
Someone suffering from this disorder can sit on a broken glass and not even know it, until he/ she sees blood seeping through his/her body.
People suffering from this disorder are usually adviced to check themselves thoroughly in front of a mirror any opportunity they get.
3. Epidermodysplasia verruciformis (Tree Bark Skin)
Tree Bark skin is an extremely rare hereditary skin disorder associated with a high risk of carcinoma of the skin. It causes scaly growths on the carrier’s skin to spread out of control.
No curative treatment against the disease has been found yet.
2. Stone Man Syndrome
This rare mutation of the human body’s system is a disease which causes damaged soft tissue/muscle to regrow as bone.
Sufferers of this disease may be unable to fully open their mouths due to the blockages within them, thereby causing difficulty speaking and eating. They also may have trouble breathing properly because of excess bone growth around the rib cage. And as their joints fuse, they become less and less mobile.
Surgical removal of the extra bone growths has been shown to cause the body to “repair” the affected area with even more bone.
The disease is currently untreatable.
Progeria is an extremely rare genetic disorder a that causes the body to age eight times faster than normal, mentally though sufferers of this disease are still their age.
The disorder has a very low incidence rate, occurring in an estimated 1 per 8 million live births.
Those born with progeria typically live to their mid teens to early twenties.
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