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Mysterious Diseases

Mysterious Diseases

Given below are the 5 mysterious diseases, the ones that even the doctors are failing to comprehend. The cure for most of the following diseases is not found at the moment. However, these diseases can be slowed down. With this well-written narrative, we hope to relay the information to the best of our abilities. 

Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is regarded as one of the most serious and confusing types of mental disorders. It deprives the person of the ability to differentiate between reality and imagination logically. Symptoms of Schizophrenia involve hallucinations, delusions, disorganized expression, difficulty concentrating, and loss of energy or feeling. In men, signs of schizophrenia usually start in the early to mid-20s while in women it appears in the late 20s. It is unusual for children to be diagnosed with schizophrenia and for people older than 45 years it is highly unlikely to occur. Schizophrenia impacts between 0.3% to 0.7% of individuals during their lifespan. The major role in the recovery of Schizophrenic patients includes an antipsychotic medication, accompanied by counseling and social rehabilitation.

Alzheimer’s disease: (AD)

Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disease that slowly destroys cells in the brain. The disorder attacks different sections of the brain but has its strongest impact on the part of the brain that controls memory, language, and cognitive skills due to which decline in memory or other thinking skills of the patient take place. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia affecting up to 70 percent of cases. At the moment there is no cure for Alzheimer’s but there are treatments available which slow down the disease such that the damage to the brain does not occur as rapidly. Alzheimer’s disease likely builds up from a number of factors, such as genetics, way of living, and the environment. Symptoms of the disease include memory loss, difficulty in solving everyday tasks, confusion in the grasp of time or place, and mood swings.

Alice in Wonderland Syndrome: (AIWS)

Alice in Wonderland Syndrome

Alice in Wonderland Syndrome (AIWS, is a neuropsychological disorder that induces a person’s vision distortion. It was named after Lewis Carroll’s famous 19th-century novel Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland as the main character also goes through a similar kind of experience. People might encounter distortion in the perception of everyday objects in a way that the objects might appear smaller or larger, being closer or farther away than they actually are. Symptoms of the Syndrome include headache, fatigue, dizziness, and restlessness. AIWS affects the person’s sense of perception, sensation, and hearing. The syndrome is known for taking effect mostly at night time. Like Alzheimer’s Disease, Alice in Wonderland Syndrome has no treatment available at the time but its effect can be slowed down. The simplest method of handling this syndrome is basically by getting the patient to feel more relaxed. For instance, if migraines trigger the disorder, treating the migraine itself may be the only approach to reduce the effects of Alice in Wonderland syndrome.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: (CFS)

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome also known as Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) is a complicated disorder that is defined as a severe weakness that no underlying medical problem can explain for now. A person’s fatigue may get worse with physical or mental activity, but by taking rest it doesn’t slow down much at all. It limits a person’s ability to carry out daily basic tasks. CFS is also counted as a MUPS (medically unexplained physical symptoms). Symptoms of CFS other than fatigue may include difficulty in thinking, difficulty in sitting down or standing up, body discomfort or constant sore throat, stomach disorders, and night sweats. These symptoms can get more severe when the person carries out basic mental or physical activities.

Common Cold

The common cold is the most frequent spreading disease in humans. It is described as a viral infection of the nose and throat. It is usually harmless when compared to other diseases, although most of the time it doesn’t seem that way. There are several varieties of viruses that can induce a common cold. Symptoms will turn up less than two days after virus exposure. Like all up above mentioned diseases, there is no vaccine available for the common cold. The common methods of preventing the common cold are handwashing, not touching the eyes or face, and staying away from sick people. Common Cold may count as a mysterious disease as it has the highest cases when it comes to contacting people, an estimated one billion cases in the United States every year alone.

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