(ORDO NEWS) — It seems that life without pain is a dream, but in reality it brings a lot of difficulties. Only a few thousand cases of this disease have been recorded worldwide. It is believed that the low number of such people is due to the fact that they rarely live to adulthood.
Experts note that the feeling of pain plays an important physiological role. It is it that protects a person from the dangers that the world around him is fraught with.
Among such people, there is a very high rate of walking with fractures and accidents that are associated with burns. This is due to the fact that such people do not have warning signs and accompanying symptoms.
For example, when the appendix becomes inflamed, a person experiences pain and fever. In people without pain, this simple condition can develop into a major abdominal infection.
It is reported that the first cases of congenital insensitivity to pain were documented in the 1930s. After that, scientists were able to identify a mutation in the genes that blocks the feeling of pain in humans.
A software developer from the southern French city of Toulouse faced a similar story. Abela revealed that his daughters are now 12 and 13 years old. During the year, she spends about three months in hospitals.
Abela first thought something was wrong when his daughter was learning to walk and leaving bloody footprints behind her. However, nothing bothered her.
Abela said that this disease led to the fact that his eldest daughter lost the first joints of all fingers. She also had to amputate a toe, and due to repeated knee injuries, she can only move with the help of crutches.
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