You’ve Never Heard Of These 5 Strange Medical Conditions

Date:25 May 2022 Author: Juandre

You’ve certainly heard of many diseases and health issues that affect humans, but there are a few unusual syndromes out there that you may not be aware of. How many of these odd medical disorders are you familiar with?

Anger Frustration Exploding Head Concept

Exploding head syndrome is a strange sleep disorder where people hear a loud noise or explosion in their head.

 

Exploding Head Syndrome

Consider what it would be like to be soundly sleeping only to be startled awake by the sound of an explosion ripping through your skull. You have exploding head syndrome, not a gunshot wound. This unusual condition, also known as hypnagogic or “exploding” sleep disturbance, is an uncommon condition in which a person hears loud noises in their mind. These noises are most typical when you are falling asleep. The sounds can range from thunderclaps to gunshots, although some are strange, such as creaking doors. The sound will usually last only a few seconds, although it can last longer and be coupled with other symptoms, such as seeing a flashing light.

It is most frequent in stressed or weary women over 50, but it can also affect young individuals. In one research, 16 percent of college students reported it, according to Cleveland Clinic. It’s not hazardous, but it might be frightening for those who have experienced it. Unfortunately, researchers are still puzzled as to why some people have it while others do not.

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Foreign Accent Syndrome was first described in a Norwegian woman, who was hit in the head by a bomb fragment during World War II and took on a strong German accent.

Foreign Accent Syndrome

Foreign accent syndrome (FAS) is a condition in which a person’s voice has a distinctive accent. You suddenly sound like you’re from a different nation. Some persons with this syndrome have another ailment, such as a brain tumor or multiple sclerosis, although at least one woman has developed it as a result of dental surgery. There is no treatment, despite its rarity. To correct the accent, the majority of experts recommend speech therapy.

The illness was initially described in 1941 by a neurologist in Norway. During World War II, a Norwegian woman was injured by a bomb piece and began speaking with a pronounced German accent. Her accent was so thick that she became the victim of racist remarks meant against Germans. Since then, the sickness has been documented all over Europe and North America.

Tree Man

Abul Bajandar, 25 years old is the fourth man in the world with the tree man illness, a rare skin disorder caused by a virus named human papillomaviruses awaits treatment at the Dhaka Medical College, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Credit: Monirul Alam

Tree Man Disease

Tree Man disease, also known as epidermodysplasia, is a viral wart that grows all over the body. The warts are not contagious and can be removed surgically, although they tend to reappear. Furthermore, warts are linked to an increased risk of cutaneous malignancies (cancers affecting the skin). This condition seems to run in families.

People with tree man disease, interestingly, have trouble controlling the quantity of zinc inside cells, including viral cells. There is no cure for this disorder, so if you suspect you have it, see a dermatologist as soon as possible.

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Supatra “Nat” Sasuphan from Thailand was born with hypertrichosis, or “werewolf syndrome.” Credit: guinnessworldrecords.com

Human Werewolf Syndrome

Human werewolf syndrome, also known as hypertrichosis, is a hereditary illness you’ve probably never heard of. This disorder, first diagnosed in the 1600s, causes a person’s face and torso to be covered in hair. It affects people of all ethnicities and genders, and there are only approximately 50 known cases worldwide. The condition causes some people to grow hair all over their body, giving them the appearance of a werewolf. Others with this uncommon illness have thick patches of skin on their faces or in other isolated places of their skin.

Human werewolf syndrome can manifest itself at birth or later in life. Although the excess hair is normally innocuous, it can cause irritation or discomfort if it grows into open wounds or becomes tangled in clothing. People with human werewolf syndrome appear to be in good condition and their lifetime is not affected.

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People with the neurological condition known as Alice in Wonderland Syndrome can perceive objects as being smaller than they actually are.

Alice in Wonderland Syndrome

Alice in Wonderland syndrome is an uncommon neurological disorder that impairs a person’s perception of time, body image, sound, and size. It’s also known as Todd’s syndrome, Liliputian hallucinations, and micropsia, after Lewis Carroll’s novel. The illness mainly affects young children or people who have suffered brain damage. Hallucinations or perceptual distortions are common symptoms (such as seeing objects as smaller than they really are).

A youngster might, for example, suddenly believe that items seem smaller or farther away than they are. They may also have a distorted body image, believing they are smaller than they are. Migraine headaches are common in people with Alice in Wonderland syndrome, and the illness is sometimes linked to brain tumors. Other than reducing migraine headaches, there is no treatment for this illness.

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