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Healthy Body, Healthy Mind - Mysterious Diseases

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Episode Details

First aired: May 30, 2017.

Due to painstaking medical research, many diseases can often be addressed handily. However, mysterious, sometime called rare diseases can be very different. Pompe Disease is a rare, neuromuscular disease, that can present in infancy, adulthood, or anywhere in between. Acute Intermittent Porphyria (AIP) is a rare metabolic disease, causing a buildup of natural chemicals that keep red blood cells from working properly - including the transporting of life-sustaining oxygen to organs and tissues. Urea Cycle Disorder is caused by the lack of one or more of the enzymes of the urea cycle pathway. Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension is high blood pressure in the lungs due to a thickening of the very small pulmonary arteries.