10 most famous imaginary diseases
How often do we mistake our symptoms for a mistaken illness – has any of you ever asked this question? If not, then it’s time to do it.
For example, we feel pain in the neck as if we were blown out by an open window or a turned on fan, but painful sensations can arise for a completely different reason.
In this article, we will just look at the most common imaginary diseases, so as not to be mistaken with conclusions, diagnosing ourselves not what it really is.
- 10. Delirium tremens – severe poisoning
- 9. Blown – an uncomfortable position when sleeping
- 6. Rheumatism is a disease of young people
- 7. Migraine is a hereditary disease
- 6. Sclerosis is a symptom, not a disease
- 5. Osteochondrosis of the spine – muscles and ligaments
- 4. Cellulite – inflammation of fatty tissue
- 3. Avitaminosis – terrible consequences
- 2. Vegetovascular dystonia – neurological diseases
- 1. Depression – hormone disorder
10. Delirium tremens – severe poisoning
People who have been drinking alcohol for a long time are credited with delirium tremens. A person behaves unstably, he is mentally unbalanced and can commit rash impulsive actions.
If you drink alcohol for a long time, then the level of the hormone (ADH) decreases, it is responsible for regulating the excretion of water by the kidneys.
If ADH is at a low level for a long time, then after the cessation of binge, the hormonal level increases. The kidneys retain moisture, and with it all the decay substances of ethanol are retained.
After a long binge drunkenness will not save the situation, and severe poisoning sets in.
9. Blown – an uncomfortable position when sleeping
When a person suffers from pain in the back or neck, he believes that he was blown if he was sitting by an open window or walking in the wind. No one excludes this reason, but hypothermia is far from the only factor in pain.
Most often, pain occurs due to muscle microtraumas, and they occur when a person is in an uncomfortable position – for example, sleeping on an uncomfortable mattress or often sits in an uncomfortable position.
In addition, if a person makes a sudden movement, injury can also occur.
6. Rheumatism is a disease of young people
Usually this word is associated with a problem related to the back, because of which it is impossible to get up, sit down, and even more so to engage in any physical activity.
But real rheumatism has nothing to do with the back – it is an inflammation that affects the lining of the heart. Our immune system thus reacts to infection with microorganisms (they belong to the group of streptococci).
Elderly people usually do not get this disease, rheumatism is a disease of young people.
It is important to understand that the same symptoms can be signs of different diseases.
7. Migraine is a hereditary disease
When a person’s head “splits”, the first thing that comes to his mind is that he has a migraine. A person thinks that he has “gone over” too much or some external stimuli caused this pain.
In fact, if excruciating pain is repeated constantly – about a couple of times a month, then we are talking about heredity.
Migraines are accompanied by nausea and fear of bright light. Neurological disorders can also appear: numbness of one of the limbs, changes in vision, in this case it is said about migraine with an aura (paroxysmal primary cephaogia).
6. Sclerosis is a symptom, not a disease
If a person (mainly sclerosis occurs in the elderly due to atherosclerosis of the cerebral vessels) forgets about important dates, does not remember the names, what was 10 minutes ago, those around him believe that he has sclerosis.
But in fact, there is no such disease, there are many similar diagnoses, and they all imply fibrosis (pathological proliferation of connective tissues).
Sclerosis is the final phase of connective tissue disorganization. Loss of memory is a symptom, not a disease.
5. Osteochondrosis of the spine – muscles and ligaments
Osteochondrosis is a rare disease. Doctors give this diagnosis to almost everyone who has changes in the intervertebral discs. The main reason, according to doctors, is that people walk upright.
In fact, people over 40 have osteochondrosis, but they don’t know anything about it because they don’t feel pain. But the diagnosis sounds so scary that people are ready to pay money for a CT scan to find out if there is a hernia or not. It is not cheap and it makes a lot of money.
But almost always, the pain that a person feels in the back speaks of muscles and ligaments.
4. Cellulite – inflammation of fatty tissue
In the case of an orange peel that occurs on the skin (usually in the buttocks and thighs), expensive anti-cellulite treatments and creams are prescribed.
However, this is not true – cellulite speaks of panniculitis (inflammation of the subcutaneous fatty tissue), which is caused by microbes. The disease progresses rapidly and causes the destruction of adipose tissue.
With the internal form, fat cells of organs such as the liver, kidneys, and intestines suffer. Panniculitis is a serious illness and self-medication is prohibited.
3. Avitaminosis – terrible consequences
When people hear this word, they immediately recall the early spring, which caused vitamin deficiency. They call it a slight malaise, which will pass after some time, if you just take vitamins and include more vegetables and fruits in your diet.
What can actually happen? Avitaminosis can lead to scurvy (a disease caused by a lack of vitamin C), pellagra (occurs due to prolonged malnutrition), rickets. Inhabitants of Africa suffer from lack of vitamins.
2. Vegetovascular dystonia – neurological diseases
Some symptoms, such as a slight tingling sensation in the chest area or panic attacks, are called vascular dystonia.
But there is no such diagnosis all over the world as VSD, if doctors still say the opposite, this only speaks of their incompetence.
The disease hides a real problem behind it – it can be a disease from the neurological area or a mental disorder.
It is possible to undertake to treat a disease that does not exist, but the existing one will progress in the meantime.
1. Depression – hormone disorder
Depression usually means sadness, apathy, unwillingness to enjoy even good things.
In fact, depression is basically a physical illness in which the hormone serotonin (the hormone of good mood) is disrupted.
It is imperative to include the following foods in your menu: lean fish, beef liver, cottage cheese, containing the amino acid tryptophan (mood regulator).
If you often have a cold, a bad mood, then this indicates depression – you need to bring the hormone serotonin back to normal.