Rare Medical Diseases

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The person in your body drags herself to the end of the work day, manages to pour a bowl of cereal for dinner, and leaves the bowl in the sink because washing it feels overwhelming. — Katie Willard Virant MSW, JD, LCSW

Strangely, in this world we live in today, we are faced with a mountain of diseases and illnesses that can plague our doors. You wouldn’t think there would be many rare medical diseases and yet there are quite a few; some are rarer than others but they can all be quite severe at times. It’s a scary world we do live in and sometimes, even with the advances in medicine, it’s not enough. There are still a lot of challenges that our health needs help with. The following are just a few rare medical diseases and hopefully, you will never have to know any more about them than absolutely necessary.

Sickle Cell Anemia

Despite what you might think, sickle cell anemia is quite a rare medical disease even though more and more is being learned about it. So, what is it? This is, in fact, a blood disorder and one which is usually inherited from a parent. The red cells within the body are actually shaped like sickles and this isn’t normal. When this occurs, the body has hemoglobin S which is a pigment of the oxygen and causes severe anemia. It can affect the entire body and while it might not seem overly dangerous, it can be if left undiagnosed and untreated.


This condition can occur when a tumor is created within the glands. The glandular tissue can become affected by cancer and it can affect the entire body if left untreated. Despite this being very rare, there are several cases of this reported each year. It is quite a rare form of cancer and it’s one which needs to be treated immediately.

Even your most wrecked moments become productive when they contribute essential data to your quest for improvement. — Deborah Barrett Ph.D., LCSW

Xeroderma Pigmentosa

Have you heard of someone being sensitive to the light? Xeroderma pigmentosa is, in fact, a very rare disease of the skin which ensures the skin is left very dry and ages very prematurely. Usually, this is an inherited disease and the person is often very sensitive to the light, including sunlight. It can be very painful for that person however and usually, they struggle to go outdoors during the daytime. Even a bright light can hurt them. Read the page from here.

Lou Gehrig’s disease

Lou Gehrig’s disease or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is quite a rare disease. However, it is a common motor neuron disease and while more are seeing this becoming a problem for them; it’s still pretty rare in all honesty. This disease targets the muscles within the body and being unable to control them. It can cause severe weakness in the muscles and can affect the brain and spinal cord too. This is a very rare and severe disease that needs to be treated quickly.

How to Spot the Signs and Treat?

medicine treatmentSometimes, there are no treatments available for some rare diseases. However, that is in very extreme cases as usually, doctors will have at least one treatment option available to them; again it does vary depending on the condition and when it is picked up. Spotting the signs, however, can be troublesome. Some diseases are easier to spot than others and some really don’t notice any difference personally but on a regular trip to the doctors for a checkup, the doctor notices something’s wrong. It’s hard to know how to spot every disease because some don’t show any noticeable signs.Read the review here!

Being positive all of the time when dealing with illness is unrealistic. In fact, being excessively upbeat is sometimes linked with the denial of illness. — Tamara McClintock Greenberg Psy.D.

Stay Safe

The troubling factor for most rare diseases is that many of them are genetic or inherited so you can’t necessarily avoid certain things. That is one of the reasons why some rare medical diseases are hard to spot and hard to be diagnosed also. However, if you ever feel unwell and can’t explain it, you should seek help from your doctor. Stay safe and have regular check-ups too.