With all the advancement in scientific knowledge and medical discoveries, certain types of illnesses or diseases have remained incurable. Properly known as terminal diseases, these illness have defied medical prowess and made even the world best doctors look like jokers.
Of all the people that have been diagnosed with these diseases, only a very few number of them have been successfully healed and that healing only came by a miracle.
When is an illness considered “terminal”?
Not all chronic diseases are considered terminal diseases. Before an illness is declared a terminal disease, it must have resisted all forms of medications that were expected to cure it and will in most cases lead to death within a very short time.
Though terminal diseases are incurable, there are medications which can help the patients deal with the symptoms for some time. Examples of such symptoms are: pain, rashes, loss of appetite, constipation and difficulty in passing out urine, difficulty in breathing, increase in body temperature and so on.
Apart from such medications, strong support or care from family and friends are also known to help terminal disease patients develop a positive attitude towards themselves and accept their fate.
Below is a list of diseases that are classified as terminal diseases by doctors.
7 Illness Doctors Are Yet To Find The Cure
Asthma is a medical condition that narrows a person’s airways, cause them to swell and regularly produce mucus in excess. As a result of this, Asthma patients are known to experience difficulty in breathing, tightness in their chest, frequent coughing and so on.
Though there are treatments to help relieve the symptoms, the full cure for Asthma is yet to be discovered.
Due to how many lives this illness claims all over the world every year, cancer is one disease the news of the discovery of the full cure will shake the world.
Researchers have been able to discover over 100 different types of it. Some of the most popular types includes cancer of the skin, breast, colon, lung and prostate.
While scientists have made lots of advancement in the treatment of cancer, the full cure is not yet discovered.
Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome is a medical condition caused by the human immunodeficiency virus. The virus damages the body’s immune system, thereby rendering the body powerless against infections, cancer and other diseases.
The virus is known to be transmitted through contact with bodily fluids such as blood, semen and vaginal secretions.
Without the presence of blood in saliva and sweat, you cannot get HIV from them. AIDS is among the diseases that have remained medically incurable ever since it was discovered.
This is an illness that causes high level of sugar to rise in the blood as a result of problems with insulin, the hormone that processes sugar in the body.
Diabetes has different types and symptoms. The common symptoms that come with the illness include: The urge to urinate very frequently, erectile dysfunction or impotence, itching around the vagina and so on. These symptoms may show up suddenly and can be very severe.
Hepatitis B is a very serious liver infection that is caused by the Hepatitis B virus. Though there are vaccines which help to prevent this and treatments that helps people living with it, a full cure for it is yet to be discovered.
The virus is known to transmitted from person to person through bodily fluids such as semen, vaginal secretions and blood.
Popularly known as cancer of the blood, Leukaemia is a problem that affects the blood cells -the white blood cells. It has different types and symptoms and attacks children (below 15) and adults (above 50) the most.
The illness like others listed here have remained medically incurable.
Known as one of the world’s deadliest disease, stroke is a medical condition that has remained incurable. It causes the brain cells to die by depriving them oxygen as a result of a blocked artery.
This medical condition can be so fatal it can lead to lifetime disability.
These are the 7 common illnesses that have remained medically incurable regardless of all the advancement in scientific knowledge and discoveries.
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