Source: https://www.yahoo.com/health/bizarre-medical-mystery-12-year-old-boy-has-no-desire-101166983602.html?src=rss Read More At:
Landon Jones, now age 12, before and after his weight loss, due to a total lack of desire to eat or drink. (Special to The Des Moines Register) What may sound like the perfect problem in our weight loss-obsessed culture has become a medical nightmare for a 12-year-old boy, Landon Jones, of Cedar Falls, IA. The National Institutes of Health — which accepts a handful of rare cases each year — is currently considering Landon as a patient. Although Landon’s condition has gone unexplained, his parents do have a theory: The 12-year-old’s hypothalamus — a region of the brain that regulates hunger and thirst, among other things — may not be functioning properly. Related: Cell Transplant Helps Paralyzed Man Walk with Frame Three years ago, Landon began treatment for “absence seizures,” which are characterized by a brief, sudden loss of consciousness, where the person appears to be staring into space.
For more health tips like these, join us at PowerHealthTips.com