Quote:The Big Problem
Diagnostic nightmares like Carly’s are more common than you might think. Over 350 million people worldwide, roughly 8% of the population, suffer from one of 7,000 rare and difficult-to-diagnose medical diseases. It often takes them many years and dozens of doctor visits to find a correct diagnosis, and some of them die without one.
The problem is that no single individual, even a doctor, can keep track of thousands of unique medical disorders, with hundreds of new ones discovered each year. Further, physicians are accustomed to recognizing and diagnosing common diseases, not rare ones like Carly’s.
I think this is a wonderful idea and at the very least will help people save some of their hard-earned money.
I also noticed that people are beginning to post their ill health symptoms on conspiracy forums in a desperate attempt to get help. It's quite interesting to read the diagnoses and how in-depth discussions can reveal other factors that may cause ill health.