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5 Rare Diseases You Need to Know About

– According to data released by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences in February 2018, 25 million people in the United States suffer from rare diseases and less than 5 percent are receiving treatment in the context of the healing process.

In Indonesia alone, 50 percent of people with rare diseases are children, 30 percent of which cause death. About 80 percent of rare diseases in the world occur due to genetic disorders and only 5 percent can be treated.

Rare diseases can be prevented or treated first through health checks before marriage. This is done to check the medical history of prospective men and women, is there a history of “unique” disease suffered by one of the members of each family or a tendency to pass on dangerous genes.

To increase your information more clearly about rare diseases, here are 5 rare diseases you need to know:

  1. Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria

This syndrome has started to be seen since the children were still at an early age. The most obvious features are a distinctive physical appearance with bulging eyes, thin nose and lips, protruding ears, aging skin, hair loss and sluggish motor and intellectual skills. People with this syndrome experience severe hardening of the arteries, increasing the chances of having a stroke or heart attack at a young age.

  1. Morgellons

Or it is also known as a rare itchy skin disease because there is a terrible itching sensation experienced by people without being able to explain with certainty the cause. People with Morgellons feel as if something is moving and so annoying under their skin that they want to scratch and scratch until the “something” that is bothering them comes out. Surprisingly, after undergoing the examination, there was no “something” found under the skin of the person. This condition makes the medical team classify this disease into a psychological classification.

  1. Microcephaly

The rare disease microcephaly is a condition in which a baby’s head is much smaller than that of other normal babies. This occurs due to abnormalities in the nervous system or brain that do not develop properly before and after the baby is born. If this condition is carried over until the child becomes an adult, in addition to inappropriate body proportions, other disturbances experienced are coordination and motor balance, senses that cannot work optimally. This condition can be minimized by applying speech, physical therapy, providing self-reliance training and administering drugs.

  1. Persistent Sexual Arousal Syndrome

What happens if you constantly feel a passionate sexual desire? Especially if this passion is channeled and an endless turn on . This disorder is called Persistent Sexual Arousal Syndrome. According to experts this condition is caused because the genital area is hyper sensitive and it takes hours of orgasm to even take days to satisfy sexual desire. There is a sense of “pain” whenever sexual desire is not satisfied.

  1. Riley-Day Syndrome

The inability to feel pain experienced by people with Riley-Day Syndrome . This condition is often mistaken for superhuman abilities because it can be immune to pain. In fact, pain is a sign that the body is in a “danger” condition, so it must act to stop activities that can further injure the body. Usually, people with this rare disease are prone to severe infections due to small, unconscious wounds. It needs special supervision from the immediate environment for people with Riley-Day Syndrome because they are not aware of and feel pain.

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