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March 25, 2008

Mysterious Diseases: Are you aware of it?

Filed under: disease — Tags: , , , — patriciaholdenmd @ 1:11 am

There are some diseases that we never really knew where it started or where it came from. It just mysteriously appears. I have made a list of mysterious disease that even medicine sometimes couldn’t explain.

  • Morgellons Disease

A very mysterious skin disorder has cropped up again just recently. It is said to have a creepy-crawly feeling on the skin and has an odd multi-colored fibrous filaments protruding from an open wound. It can sometimes be blamed as psychotic delusions but some medical communities say the symptoms are very real. Canada, Australia, UK, and the Netherlands are said to be affected by the disease. But majority of the reported cases came from Florida, California, and Texas.

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

The classic MUPS or medically unexplained physical symptoms, it is the feeling of more than just being tired. Most patients often get bed-ridden for days. This disease is debilitating and can’t be resolved by bed rest. It can even persist for years, the cause has never been identified yet and no specific diagnostic procedures are available.

  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

A rare brain disorder, also known as the Mad-Cow Disease, is contracted from eating an infected beef. It can be fatal and quick acting, this disease develops even the doctors couldn’t possibly figure out and prevent. The incidence of death in the United States was said to be higher in patients aging from 55-65 years old.

  • Schizophrenia

A mental disorder which is considered the most puzzling, the patient suffers from inability to distinguish between fantasy and reality. The patients can be delusional, has hallucinations, disorganized speech, and lack of motivation or emotion. The disease has no defining medical tests.

  • Autoimmune Disorders

A disease that treats the normal body function and organs as the enemy such as Lupus and Multiple Sclerosis; they usually are debilitating, chronic, and it usually don’t have a cure and treatment is symptom-based.

  • Pica

Insatiable urge to eat non-food substances like paper, glue, clay, and dirt. This disease has no cause and no cure. Pica in children can be very dangerous, sometimes children eat paints that contain lead and they may suffer from lead poisoning leading to brain damage.

  • Avian Flu

A bird carried powerful flu virus, and mutates into a strain that affects humans. The death rate is actually 50% mostly by humans handling infected birds.

  • Common Cold

Common colds maybe a common disease but still mysteriously can’t be treated by antibiotics but a simple chicken soup and rest can do the trick. The doctors actually know a little about the nose-running, cough-inducing cold, and the root cause.

  • Alzheimer’s Disease

A degenerative brain disorder which manifests differently among different people. The root cause can’t be determined or understood and it can’t be treated effectively. Patients’ disease progresses from a mild cognitive impairment to advanced dementia.

  • AIDS

An acquired immune deficiency syndrome still has no cure. It is the most potent killer most especially in developing countries. We all know it started from monkeys and jumped into humans.

7 Comments »

  1. Hi there other than Morgellans disease I have heard of all of those and as for Chronic Fatigue it is now becoming apparent that this may indeed be a part of Insulin Resistance syndrome. See my post on Insulin Resistance for more info.

    MS – Multiple Sclerosis, yes they say it’s incurable, but I am living proof that it can be cured! I was once in a wheelchair and told I had maybe 10 years tops… 16 years later I am walking, dancing and motivating others to achieve their goals like I did. So never believe in the myth of the ‘incurable’ disease. Just because our wonderful doctors haven’t yet figured it out doesn’t mean it can’t be done.

    Annie.

    Comment by wamfitandwell — March 25, 2008 @ 5:04 am

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  5. Morgellons is very interesting, yet scary.
    I wonder what effect an anxiolytic like diazepam or a phenothiazine has on this disease

    Comment by Levi — March 26, 2008 @ 12:02 am

  6. I am afraid to visit a family member because this
    Morgellons sounds scarry, bizarre, etc. and no one
    knows if it is catchy, where it comes from and therefore, no cure. I would like to mention that self
    diagnosis is best at this time due to “no help” from
    most MD’s. When salt was taken from our diets(or
    reduced) in about the 70’s, it seemed that the Lyme’s
    Disease popped up. It also seems that the more humid
    the area, the more likely to contract. Studies also show that several other incureable diseases are linked to Lyme’s Disease. This “thing” mutates to different stages and most MD’s are not testing at the right time for the right thing. I do not believe there is even a early diagnosis and therefore a cure. The Morgellons can also “morph” . (No, I am not a psycho
    patient) Just ask a person suffering for the disease.
    The ticks from Africa were moved to an Island and
    no sign of the tick but it was in the blood. Then, 80%
    of the native deer died from this tick borne, infected
    Yak or Gnu. The mite from the African bee is now killing our bee hives and the African bee is immune.
    I hope the African bee can pollinate our crops, trees,
    etc. What on earth is the connection? If anyone has any idea or help, please let us know…In the meantime,
    I cannot visit a family member for fear of getting what
    they have.

    Comment by Carol McFadden — May 22, 2008 @ 9:03 am

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