Monthly Archives September 2014


Face acne

Most people especially adolescents are very cautious  about how they look and take great measures and caution to look good. Good looks have become a norm for the youths and even adults respectively. Acne is one common skin condition most people dread and youths and adults see acne as a threat to their looks. Acne can affect people of all races and all ages.For most people, acne diminishes over time and tends to disappear – or at the very least decreases – by age 25.There is, however, no way to predict how long it will take to disappear entirely, and some individuals will carry this condition well into their thirties, forties, and beyond. Acne can be distressingly annoying. The main effects of Acne are psychological and sufferers may experience low self esteem and in extreme cases depression or suicide.

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Wendy Richmond, a  53 -year -old  devoted mother  battles a rare medical condition that puts her into a coma every time she tells her children: ‘I love you.’

Wendy Richmond, slips into a ‘waking sleep’ that leaves her almost paralyzed every time she becomes emotional or wants to laugh or cry.

Ever since her first grandchild Megan was born, Mrs Richmond has had to remain emotionally reserved.

She said: ‘I want to just sweep her up into my arms and say I love you. But I am afraid it could be dangerous for both of us.’

It could trigger an episode and I could collapse on the floor, injuring Megan and myself. ‘It is quite bizarre to think I can’t tell my family I love them without falling over.’

Same also happens with Kelly Timson also a mother of two boys. Kelly collapses any time she expresses strong emotions such as laughter,anger,or crying.  Often , she finds herself collapsed in a heap on the floor some times she injures herself during such falls and once she nearly suffocated after landing face down on the sofa. During an attack,Kelly can see and hear but her body is temporary paralyzed and attacks can last anything from a few seconds to an hour. Now she fears she may have passed the illness onto her young son.

Now what exactly is it that makes both Wendy Richmond and Kelly Timson collapse and go into a state of total paralysis in response to emotions? Both women suffer from a rare disorder called Cataplexy.


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