Need suggestion for a disease that will kill my story s character?
Topic: Need suggestion for a disease that will kill my story s character?
April 24, 2019 / By Digby Question:
I am writing a book in which main character is woman in early 30 tees. She is supposed to have some rare disease that is deadly if left untreated. Hard part is that she is supposed to hide it for some period of time -for at least few months and she has to be able to cover her symptoms and function almost normally so people don t find out about it. Since I don t know any doctor I can ask every suggestion would be appreciated :) .
Best Answers: Need suggestion for a disease that will kill my story s character?
Blaine | 4 days ago
HAH!! Found it!! It's called Hashimoto's disease
Who gets Hashimoto's disease?
Hashimoto's disease is about 7 times more common in women than in men. It can occur in teens and young women, but more commonly shows up in middle age. People who get Hashimoto's disease often have family members who have thyroid or other autoimmune diseases. People who get Hashimoto's disease sometimes have other autoimmune diseases, such as:
Vitiligo (vit-ihl-EYE-goh) — a disease that destroys the cells that give your skin its color
Rheumatoid arthritis — a disease that affects the lining of the joints throughout the body
Addison's disease — a disease that affects the adrenal glands, which make hormones that help your body respond to stress and regulate your blood pressure and water and salt balance
Type 1 diabetes — a disease that causes blood sugar levels to be too high
Graves' disease — a disease that causes the thyroid to make too much thyroid hormone
Pernicious (pur-NISH-uhss) anemia — a disease that keeps your body from absorbing vitamin B12 and making enough healthy red blood cells
Lupus — a disease that can damage many parts of the body, such as the joints, skin, blood vessels, and other organs
Severe underactive thyroid called myxedema (mik-suh-DEE-muh) can very rarely lead to:
Yes, it would be rare but if your character refused treatment, she COULD die from it.
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