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7 Most Painful Diseases That Affect Humans!

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As we may know, even common cold can give us a bad headache, so imagine the kind of pain people suffer from if they are affected by serious disorders! Certain painful diseases induce unbearable pain in the people they affect.

Pain is a sensation that causes distress, usually induced by stimuli such as being injured, inflammation, infections, etc.

If the person is suffering from acute pain induced by diseases, he/she may also feel tired and sick, as pain takes a toll on a person's energy levels.

Certain serious disorders can cause acute pain in various parts of the body, hampering the physical activities and daily lives of the patients.

In many cases, when pain is a symptom of a certain disease, instead of taking painkillers to ease away the pain temporarily, efforts must be made to treat the disease, which is the root cause for that pain.

There are many diseases that cause pain in human, in varying degrees, some causing more pain than he others.

So, here is a list of the top most painful diseases that affect humans, have a look.


1. Cluster Headache

One of the most painful diseases is cluster headache or ‘suicide headache', which is a neurological disorder in which a person experience shooting pain in the head. The exact cause for this disorder is still unknown.


2. Kidney Stones

Kidney stone is also one of the disorders that can cause acute pain, as the stones accumulated in the kidneys lead to inflammation and infections.


3. Shingles

Another most painful disease is shingles, which is a viral disorder that affects the nerves and the skin around them, causing acute pain and burning sensation.


4. Cancer

Cancer, known as the king of all maladies, is also one of the main diseases that cause acute pain, as the tumours that grow keep damaging the cells and tissues. Pain is the main symptom of cancer.


5. Arthritis

The most painful diseases include arthritis, a common condition that affect the elderly, in which the joints become inflamed, causing unbearable pain and cramps.


6. Trigeminal Neuralgia

Another disease that can cause acute pain is trigeminal neuralgia, a neuropathic disorder that causes striking pain in various areas of the face.


7. Endometriosis

Yet another painful disease in women is endometriosis in which the lining of the womb grows outside, causing painful menstrual cycles and pain in the lower abdomen.

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Story first published: Thursday, September 8, 2016, 11:30 [IST]
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