Tag Archives: Syndrome

Rare Syndrome Can Make You Drunk, Without Drinking

Auto-brewery syndrome (ABS) is a medical condition that causes carbohydrates you consume to be fermented into alcohol in your gut. Also known as gut fermentation syndrome, this condition essentially makes you intoxicated, or drunk, without drinking any alcohol. Your gut turns into a veritable brewery, creating many of the symptoms associated with heavy drinking or… Read More »

Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome Explains Abuse of Gypsy Rose in 'The Act'

By now, you’ve probably heard coworkers obsesses over the wildest scenes in The Act, Hulu’s new true-crime series. The eight-part show, now streaming, unravels the bizarre story of Gypsy Blanchard who suffered years of abuse under the care of her mother, Dee Dee Blanchard. Based on a BuzzFeed report by journalist Michelle Dean, the show… Read More »

Restless Legs Syndrome

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a sleep disorder in which a person has unpleasant feelings or sensations in the legs. These feelings are described as creeping, crawling, tingling, pulling, or painful. While these sensations happen most often in the calf or lower leg area, they can be felt anywhere from the ankle to the upper… Read More »

Genetics Home Reference: PACS1 syndrome

Dutta AK. Schuurs-Hoeijmakers syndrome in a patient from India. Am J Med Genet A. 2019 Jan 28. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.61058. [Epub ahead of print] Gadzicki D, Döcker D, Schubach M, Menzel M, Schmorl B, Stellmer F, Biskup S, Bartholdi D. Expanding the phenotype of a recurrent de novo variant in PACS1 causing intellectual disability. Clin Genet.… Read More »

Post-hospital syndrome: Tips to keep yourself or a loved one healthy after hospitalization

If you or a loved one have ever been hospitalized, you know that the primary focus of the hospital team is on diagnosing and treating the condition that put you in the hospital in the first place. The medical team works to treat a patient’s condition until the patient has improved enough to continue treatment… Read More »