10 of the World’s Weirdest Health Issues

There are millions of illnesses, diseases, and health issues that people all over the world suffer from. Some are well known and treatable, others are more mysterious. But now and again one comes across health issues that relate to both body and mind that are just plain weird. Some can be cured, many can’t. Here are 10 of the weirdest.

#10 Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome: Accelerated Aging

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Extremely rare, accelerated aging affects only about one in a million people and it is not known why it happens. Aging is extraordinary quick, and those who are born with Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome seldom live longer than 13 years. Many die of a heart attack or stroke, because one of the symptoms is serious hardening of the arteries. The first case of accelerated ageing was reported in the mid 1880s, and about 130 cases have been described in scientific literature. It is understood that genetic mutations cause the syndrome.