The Awfully Weird Diseases
Diseases really are awful and weird. They are painful, they are ugly and for many they are deadly. But these diseases have one added characteristic, they are the weirdest. This is the list of the 5 weirdest diseases in the world which will leave your eyes astonished.
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Alien Hand Syndrome
The alien hand syndrome is a rare mental disorder in which one hand functions involuntarily (out of the control of the person). Imagine old horror movies in which your own hand tries to kill you and you will understand finely what I mean. The cause of the alien hand syndrome is yet not understood but there are many theories about how it originates. According to one theory, it is caused due to the disconnection between different parts of the brain. But the exact cause is still a mystery.
Elephantiasis is one of the most ugliest diseases you can ever think of. Elephantiasis is a weird disease in which the lower part of the body swells horribly. The word Elephantiasis means "Inflammation of the Elephant". It is usually caused by thread like worms called Flariasis.
Pica is a truly weird disease. Pica sufferers feel strong urge to eat non-food items. By non-food I mean, soil, paper, stones and even feces. Pica usually occurs in children and is usually caused by mineral deficiency.
Progeria is an extremely rare disease in which extreme aspects of aging occur at a very young age. Progeria sufferers experience weakening bones, loss of hair, breathing disorders and arthritis. Progeria sufferers usually die in their early teens or in rare cases, live to see them in their early 20s.