Most Unusual Health Issues That You Should Be Aware Of

The Most Unusual Health Issues
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From disorders, syndromes and addictions we think we know it all (or we google it).

There are so many different types of medical conditions in this world. But, what about the more rare, unique conditions?

Your voice is changing, you’re remembering literally everything, you’re starting to go blind, and the cold is causing you an allergic reaction. Those are just some symptoms of unusual health issues we may not be aware of.

Although we may not be enduring these conditions ourselves, it is important to educate ourselves. Learning about these unusual health conditions is extremely beneficial and actually quite interesting!

Below are some of the many Unusual Health Issues That You Should Be Aware Of.

 

Jerusalem Syndrome

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This syndrome is triggered by visiting Jerusalem. According to Jewish Virtual Library, “Those with the Jerusalem Syndrome are literally intoxicated by the Holy City - they revel in the special atmosphere of the Wall past midnight; they delight in the mystical aura they perceive there at night; their psyches are inflamed by the historical holiness in which they feel enveloped.” In other words, religious tourists are going to Jerusalem and leaving believing they are the messiah.

 

Foreign Accent Syndrome

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Foreign Accent Syndrome is a speech disorder. This disorder usually results from a stroke. But in less frequent cases you can get this disorder from a head trauma, developmental problems or migraines. This disorder may begin with mispronounced syllables but eventually the pronunciation of speech is dramatically changed.

 

Geographic Tongue

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Geographic tongue, although a bit strange, it is a harmless condition. According to the Mayo Clinic, “The tongue is normally covered with tiny, pinkish-white bumps (papillae), which are actually short, fine, hair-like projections. With geographic tongue, patches on the surface of the tongue are missing papillae and appear as smooth, red "islands," often with slightly raised borders. These patches (lesions) give the tongue a map-like, or geographic, appearance.”

 

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