10 BIZARRE DISEASES Science Can’t Explain! – Part 2

10 BIZARRE DISEASES Science Can’t Explain! – Part 2


– There’s a lot that can
affect the human body, but even science can’t explain the strangest things that happen. (apprehensive music) Anything can happen to our bodies on both a mental and physical level, and while science can
diagnose a lot of it, there remains a list of very
rare and strange ailments that remain unexplained. If you ever got these, there
would be no help for you, because although we have a name for them and what they cause, we have yet to explain why they occur. So here are 10 bizarre diseases science can’t explain, part two. Number one is sudden
infant death syndrome. Sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS is highly feared by parents of newborns, since it can take life away so quickly, and without any noticeable warning. This syndrome is given as a cause of death when a newborn infant
dies without any evidence of smothering or choking, and an autopsy cannot provide
any further explanation. SIDS is also known as crib death, since it usually happens
when the child is sleeping. It’s the cause of around
15,000 deaths yearly, and continues to be the
leading cause of death in babies between one
month old and one year old. Making it worse is that
for no known reason, the majority of SIDS
cases occur when an infant is between two and four months of age. Since science has yet to
explain why these infants die, it makes it impossible to prevent, making SIDS a continued fear of parents of newborn children everywhere, as it could strike at any moment. Number two is exploding head syndrome. Despite its name, exploding head syndrome does not actually cause
heads to literally explode. That would be insane. Instead, it’s a sleep disorder classified as parasomnia, which causes you to have loud, auditory
hallucinations in your mind when you’re about to
fall asleep or wake up. Some of the noises that have been reported of those who suffer from this include bomb explosions, gun shots, firecrackers, thunder claps and loud roars. This can be extremely distressing to those who have been affected by it, and can trigger body
reactions from the stress and anxiety that it causes. It’s also been known to
cause heart palpitations and tachycardia, or rapid
beating of the heart from the shock of the experience. Now there is no actual ear pain involved from the loudness of the sounds, which points towards it
being something to do with the brain rather than the ears, but scientists don’t know
how or why it happens, but they think it might have
something to do with stress, improper sleep or more
serious brain issues. If you’ve ever heard very
loud noises in your head before you wake or before you go to sleep, consult a doctor immediately, although, unfortunately,
the most that they could do for you is simply diagnose it. Number three is Alice
in Wonderland syndrome. Also known as micropsia,
Alice in Wonderland syndrome was named after Dr. John Todd in 1955, who likened it to the children’s
story by Lewis Carroll. If you’re unfamiliar,
the story involves Alice who at one point eats mystery
food and a mystery drink labeled Eat Me and Drink
Me, which causes her to grow and shrink drastically. Her change in size
shifted her perspective, and ordinary things became
unusually big or small. This is exactly what happens
if you get micropsia. You’ll experience periods
of visual distortion which causes your
eyesight to shrink things within your vision, sort of
like looking the wrong way through binoculars. In addition to vision issues, some who experience this syndrome have lost their sense of time and perceive events as if they
are moving in slow-motion. This odd syndrome has a large
variety of possible causes and associations with
things like migraines, seizures, brain trauma and drug use, but unfortunately, there is
no determined cause for it, leaving researchers completely stumped. Number four is cyclical vomiting. People with this issue will vomit and experience extreme nausea
for a certain period of time, ranging from hours to even days. After an episode of cyclical vomiting, the symptoms will disappear
for weeks and months, but they can reoccur for
years and even decades. The strange bit is that
while these symptoms are not uncommon for those
with a flu or stomach illness, cyclical vomiting occurs
for no apparent reason. One day, you’ll be completely fine, and the next, you’ll be
spending an entire day bent over a bucket or a toilet bowl. Obviously, this can
really mess with a person, since sufferers are sometimes constrained to their beds for days
trying to simply ride it out, and nobody is safe, as
this syndrome affects all ages and is dangerous
as the frequent vomiting is extremely taxing on your body, and can lead to severe dehydration. Number five is Brainered diarrhea. This affliction involves
mysterious outbreaks of intense diarrhea, the first of which occurred in Brainered, Minnesota in 1983. The Brainered outbreak
affected 122 people, and caused them to sit
through 10 to 20 sessions of diarrhea every day,
lasting for around four weeks. The symptoms include
gas, abdominal cramps, fatigue and weight loss,
and most disturbingly, can last between two
months to three years. There is no treatment for the condition, but it will eventually
go away without any help. Only seven known outbreaks
have been reported since 1983, with six being in the United States, and one outbreak on a
South American cruise ship. Elderly are the most commonly affected, but there have been
several cases of children and young adults contracting it. Scientists are not sure
why this outbreak happens, but they do know that it tends to appear in about 50 to 100
people every three years, possibly due to some sort of bacteria or parasite outbreak. Well, here’s hoping
that you have good odds. Number six is twentieth-century disease. Twentieth-century disease,
known more formally as multiple chemical sensitivity, or MCS, is a negative reaction caused by exposure to common chemicals
used in modern products. Sufferers experience symptoms like nausea, vertigo, anxiety, fatigue, headache, difficulty
breathing and inflammation when encountering certain substances. The problem chemicals are
incorporated into products like plastics, paint fumes, petroleum, synthetic fabrics and scented
items just to name a few. But the worst part is that
there is no confirmed answer as to why this chronic
medical condition exists, and for some reason symptoms only present when the subject is
aware of their exposure to harmful chemicals. Tests involving placebos
have shown that patients will still display symptoms when there’s no physical exposure, meaning that there is likely
a psychological factor. MCS can also be quite
difficult to diagnose, since the symptoms involved are apparent in many other illnesses, and
the environmental triggers are hard to single out, because they’re so
commonly found everywhere. Number seven is pica. Pica disorder has an
extremely strange effect on those who develop it. They begin craving items that
bear no nutritional value, and that are not traditionally eaten, or even edible, for that matter. If you get pica, you’ll start to develop an intense appetite for
things like clay, dirt, plaster, paint, ice,
hair, chalk and metal, just to name some. Much like an episode of
My Strange Addiction, people with pica disease
will eat all sorts of unhealthy and disgusting things because they actually want to eat them. That’s right, imagine intensely desiring to eat plaster off of your
wall, or couch cushion filling. It mainly seems to affect pregnant women, young kids and people with
developmental disabilities. However, doctors have no knowledge of the potential causes for pica, but there is some
speculation around it being the body’s reaction to
having a mineral deficiency. Interestingly, the name
for pica is actually the Latin word for magpie, which is a bird that seems to eat just about
anything that it comes across. Number eight is bleeding calf syndrome. Bleeding calf syndrome is a disease that very fortunately
does not affect humans, but does spell a gruesome
end for innocent calves. Calves that get this horrible syndrome will bleed profusely from
their nose, ears and skin. Like something out of a horror movie, calves who get this
will have blood seeping from every orifice, and will
eventually bleed to death. Once the symptoms start
there’s little that can be done to treat it, and the
calves will usually die after a couple of days. It was first recorded in
the United Kingdom in 2009, and so far scientists
know that the bleeding is caused by the destruction
of the calves’ bone marrow. Bone marrow is responsible
for creating platelets which help clot your blood and prevent it from leaving your body. Whatever is eating away
at their bone marrow is a mystery, but it does
present a threat to the species, with a 95% mortality rate
and a current death toll of over 2,000. Let’s hope that this does
not transfer to humans. Number nine is moebius syndrome. Moebius syndrome is an odd disease that affects the facial
muscles, paralyzing them. If you got this, you’d lose the ability to perform even the
simplest facial actions, like blinking, smiling,
frowning, squinting or even looking side-to-side. This can cause facial
structures to change and droop, and it can cause people to think that they’re unfriendly
or mentally disabled. People with this syndrome
have delayed speech due to difficulty in moving
their lips and tongue, but with therapy, most can
reach a level of speech that is understandable by others. However, as it progresses it causes much more serious problems, including difficulty
breathing and swallowing. Moebius syndrome is a genetic disease that can be inherited, but
most commonly and scarily occurs at random, with
no history of the disease in the family. This causes extreme difficulty
when researching it, since it does not follow
much of a pattern, but there is speculation that it forms as part of an environmental
factor or genetic defect. And number 10 is Morgellons disease. Morgellons disease is an awful affliction that affects the mind,
and leads its sufferers to believe that they
are being bit or stung all over their bodies by something. People who suffer from this believe that there are parasites all over their face and body. Another strange symptom involves reports of strange fibers protruding from the skin which is made up of cotton. This disease will cause you
to scratch and peel away at your skin, leaving large
sores all over your body. The disease has presented
itself in children as young as two years old, but most commonly affects
middle-aged white women. Surprisingly, Canadian
singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell diagnosed herself as suffering from Morgellons Disease in 2010. While it’s a serious affliction, not much is known or
understood about the disease, which makes it even scarier to get. So, those were the 10
most bizarre diseases that science has yet to explain. So today’s question is, do you know of another bizarre disease that you’ve either heard
of or someone that you know has got, that deserves to be on this list? As always, leave your response below, because I’ll be reading through them and I’ll be pinning the
best one to the top. Thank you very much for coming by today. If you enjoyed this, remember
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come back here tomorrow at 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, because I’ll have a
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88 thoughts on “10 BIZARRE DISEASES Science Can’t Explain! – Part 2

  1. I was diagnosed with morgellons. turned out it was blastomycosis. im a scar baby because doctors are stupid.

  2. My cousin Devin has Tourettes, but his "twitch" is uncontrollable looking over his left shoulder. He's medicated, but his career as a surgeon is now gone. It started in a car accident and got worse. Maybe a video on Tourettes?

  3. Sudden Infant Death could be severe central sleep apnea. The brain doesn't send a signal to the lungs to breath.

  4. Bleeding calf disease is not a threat to the cow species. 2000 deaths related the number of cow in the world. Not even close. There are more cows on this planet than people.

  5. SIDS is caused by neglectful parents. If the baby eats right before bed time then vomits in their sleep the airway becomes blocked. Feeding 2 hours before bed and sleeping with their head elevated will help prevent it from happening along with playing attention to the baby such as listening for any unusual sounds.

  6. Dude my ex had exploding head syndrome. She used to think bombs were going off outside or that I was screaming in her ear when she was falling asleep.
    Isn't moebius syndrome a prion disorder?
    Nope, I was wrong.

  7. CREST Syndrome. People think I made it up. Limited Scleroderma where you lose all your flexibility. Hands begin to close and the skin cracks open. Even if just moisturized.

  8. I had a friend with pica once. Never had it myself, but it was downright terrifying to see my friend trying to eat bricks and plastic.

  9. Spina bifida…they know how it happens (spinal cord doesnt develop correctly) but no idea why it how to keep it from happening. Also happens at random and no cure, only symptom management

  10. Sometimes I randomly hear like a loud ringing when it’s dead silent but it goes as fast as it comes but I think it just happens if happens like every 2 weeks

  11. I beleive that Morgellan's disease is in part to the aforementioned sensitivity to chemicals and materials in products contained in todays consumer products.

  12. 3:55 #4 cyclical Vomiting, my whole family is sure I have this. One day I'll be completely fine and the next ill be throwing up like crazy. I've been to many hospitals about and and doctors never knew what was wrong. Usually it lasted about a week for me and I would miss over a week of school. It only happens once a year now but when when i was younger I happened 2-3 times a year. My mom used to take me to hospitals just so I wouldn't be dehydrated. It's very painful and hospital bills are still being paid off from this happening to me.

  13. Some of the cows at the farm I worked at had Pica, they started licking litteraly everything and chewing on wood fences. It was intriguing at first to say the least…

  14. i have Klippel -Feil syndrome. its diagnosed by looking at the bones of the neck. mine some are fused and others had to be surgically fused. it can be barely noticed to very obvious skeletal and physical anomalies like i have. its "rare" so i wasn't even diagnosed until i was 38 so the hundreds of specialists i saw over those years did not put the pieces together. at least i know what was wrong with me before i died. that was the positive thing.

  15. When my son was born I was literally terrified of sids, I would feel guilt if I accidentally fell asleep (while he was sleeping at night) and I would wake up with a jump and quickly stare at his chest to make sure it was moving

  16. Devic's Disease (Neuromyelitis)

    Devic's disease is also called neuromyelitis optica or NMO; it is a condition often confused with multiple sclerosis. The optic nerve and/or the spinal cord may be affected
    What is Devic's disease? Devic's disease, also called neuromyelitis optica or NMO, is an immunological disorder that may be confused with multiple sclerosis (MS). Devic's disease is often characterized by immune attacks on the optic nerves (which transmit what you see to your brain) and the spinal cord. Patients may experience these attacks at the same time or at different times. They may also have just problems with the optic nerves alone or just problems with the spinal cord alone and still have Devic's disease.

    Is Devic's disease a type of multiple sclerosis?

    Until recently, Devic's disease was thought to be a kind of MS that caused more severe problems with the optic nerves and spinal cord. Recent research has suggested that Devic's disease is probably a different disease in which there is a specific immune attack on a molecule known as aquaporin 4. Our understanding of Devic's disease is changing quickly at the present time due to new research in this important disorder.

    What are the symptoms of Devic's disease?

    Potential symptoms of this disease include:

    Loss of vision or blurred vision
    Weakness
    Numbness
    Problems with your bladder and/or bowels
    Spasticity (stiffness or tightness in your muscles)

    How is Devic's disease diagnosed? How does it differ from multiple sclerosis?

    Testing for Devic's disease may include MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)scans to show inflammation of the spinal cord. MRI uses a large magnet, radio waves and a computer to produce images. In a person with Devic's disease, the MRI scan may show inflammation in a long segment of the spinal cord.

    In MS, the findings tend to be in a short segment in the spinal cord. In Devic's disease, the MRI scan of the brain may be normal or show relatively mild changes. The optic nerve MRI may show areas of abnormality.

    Another difference in findings for Devic's disease as compared to MS is that cerebrospinal fluid may show a greater increase in white blood cells than in MS patients, and may show a type of cell (neutrophil) that is not usually seen in MS.

    In general, the test for oligoclonal bands (a test that is often positive in MS) is usually negative in the spinal fluid in Devic's disease. Oligoclonal bands are immunoglobulins (or antibodies), proteins produced by the immune system to fight off invaders like bacteria or viruses.

    A blood test known as the NMO-IgG blood test is positive in 70 percent of patients diagnosed with Devic's disease. This test, in general, is negative in patients with multiple sclerosis. This has become an important marker for Devic's disease and has helped improve our understanding of this disorder.

  17. I experienced this "exploding head syndrome" when I was extremely stressed. One night as I slept on the sofa in the living room, I woke up from a big bang, just as if some big thing was falling on the floor beside the sofa. I sat up, dazed and looked around but saw nothing … nothing had fallen on the floor… This only happened once, but just to hear a loud bang in the middle of the night… I was very scared and wondered what happened!

  18. The more i watch videos like these the more thankful i and people i know dont have these (to my knowledge) and feel dreadful for those who do…

    Doesnt mean im gonna stop watchin tho😅

  19. I have watched a video of girl who is allergic to water as well. Her skin gives a burning sensation and usually lasts for hours.

  20. Finally I can put a name to it. Micropsia. When I have a fever things tend to get larger or farther away. Not smaller for me anyway. A room will seem 3 times larger than it actually is. It started when I was very little. I never knew it was a syndrome.

  21. Ive suffered with cyclical vomating syndrome since I was a baby. It hits you when you least expect it. One minute you'd be watching TV, the next minute your on the floor vomating, acute stomach pain, severe sweating and unable to move. It just takes over your whole body and there's nothing you can do bar ride it out. It can cause dehydration and other problems. Sometimes sufferers must go to hospital for fluids and other medication. It's an awful thing to have.

  22. For those people that are afraid they will get these, these are very rare, even if it says like 5000 people per year think about this, there are like 8 billion people in the world, 5000 people is less than one percent of the population

  23. Chiari Malformation, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, Mast Cell Activation Syndrome….
    I have all three!!! You should add these to your videos and raise awareness!! 💜

  24. I’ve got Exploding head syndrome and it’s the worse thing I’ve ever had to live with and I always thought it were linked with m psychosis

  25. There is a disease that people find colored strings in their skin that i believe the reason is not known. Not sure what the name of it is but would be interested in learning more about.

  26. I have achalasia. Paralyzed esophagus. So ultimately there was a point I couldn't swallow my own spit because my stomach was completely blocked off. Just happened one day when I was 27. Ended up in the Emergency Room after I quite literally starved to death (because the doctors kept thinking I was either delusional or had a sour stomach) and was about 70lbs. Went into a coma after I was brought back, and haven't been able to eat ever since. But, I also don't get hungry anymore. So that's kind of.a bonus considering. But figured you might be better at researching than I am, and would be interested in it. It affects 1 in 200k. So there's only a few thousand of us, so it's never been important enough to figure out.

  27. My ex-Huusband has claimed for years that he has a very rare disease that he refers to as (Stiff Man Syndrome.) Of course, He says his doctor has a very technical word for the condition but he just calls it stiff man syndrome. I have searched and can not find a reference to stiff man syndrome. He claimes His doctor has informed that the older he gets the stiffer his muscles will become until he is in a wheelchair and there soon after dead because it will reach his hart. Then, my ex-husband has agreed to have his body air lifted to a Disease Research Center in Atlanta Georgia instead a funeral for the children ; he wants his body studied. I learn so much from watching you daily Matthew Santoro. You do my favorite YouTube clips. When I saw your clip 10 Bizarre Diseases Sccience can't explain. I thought you may be able to help my children better understand what is going on with there Dad.

  28. I've heard what sounded like sonic booms while I was in college. I worked 40+ hours a week and took 18 credits a semester, so sleep was not very common for me. I always thought that the loud sounds were from the military base that was about 20 miles away, but then I talked about it with a friend because I was complaining about the sounds. Doctor told me it was because of the extreme exhaustion and stress, which made sense, when it did happen it was mostly on nights after extremely long shifts (12+ hours). It scared the crap out of me.

  29. Me with a fear of random holes

    Holes: appear

    Me: I don’t like where this is going

    more holes appear

    Me: no no no nooooo no no no nope

    holes appear on body

    Me: S T O P

  30. I have exploding head syndrome, it isn't so bad. It is just literally where you hear a loud and sudden burst of noises, and happens usually when I am about to fall asleep. I also suffer from Sleep Paralysis, that one is the worst. The first time it happened I was 15, and thought I was dying. You also feel as if someone or something is behind you, very creepy. Since I researched it, I have learned to live with it.

  31. I've had some of that exploding head syndrome crap just have never once in awhile I hear a loud boom right before I go to sleep or I get jolted awake there right after hearing it doesn't happen often just every once in awhile but I can't go long with the job that I do I'm truck driver I don't get much sleep and stressed out and all the damn time

  32. I probably do have exploding head syndrome but i am not scared of loud noises so it doesnt bother me. It does wake me up though

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