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Daemon
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Fatal Familial Insomnia

Fatal familial insomnia is a rare genetic disease that interferes with sleep and eventually leads to death. The disease is the result of mutations in a certain protein, which cause plaques to build up in the thalamus, the brain region responsible for sleep regulation. Patients initially suffer from insomnia and progressively develop more serious problems—including hallucinations, rapid weight loss, and dementia—before dying. In how many families has the gene that causes the disease been found? More...
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Fatal Familial Insomnia
Fatal familial insomnia is a rare genetic disease that interferes with sleep and eventually leads to death. The disease is the result of mutations in a certain protein, which cause plaques to build up in the thalamus, the brain region responsible for sleep regulation. Patients initially suffer from insomnia and progressively develop more serious problems—including hallucinations, rapid weight loss, and dementia—before dying.
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Daemon wrote:
Fatal Familial Insomnia

Fatal familial insomnia is a rare genetic disease that interferes with sleep and eventually leads to death. The disease is the result of mutations in a certain protein, which cause plaques to build up in the thalamus, the brain region responsible for sleep regulation. Patients initially suffer from insomnia and progressively develop more serious problems—including hallucinations, rapid weight loss, and dementia—before dying. In how many families has the gene that causes the disease been found? More...


These are purely symptoms of a deeper aliment that manifest themselves as insomnia. The real cause is much deeper and related to bacteria in the gut and bloodstream. These individuals lose weight, suffer from malnutrition, inbalances in minerals such as potassium, magnesium, iron, and etc. This is caused because the bacteria in the gut compete with the host for nutrients and minerals. The person cannot eat enough to sustain their body because the bacteria quick consumes the nutrient load and leaves nothing for the host. When no host (eating) nutrient loading occurs, the bacteria migrate through the villi and into the bloodstream. Delirium occurs and death follows.

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