Top 10 Worst Non-Fatal Diseases and Conditions

When we come across the term 'worst diseases', we often think those that are often lethal and can kill us pretty quickly. But there are some diseases, which are not directly the cause of death, but can severely impair your life. Let's have a look at such diseases.
The Top Ten
1 Alzheimer's

While it is not directly fatal, Alzheimer's is absolutely soul-sucking as one lose the ability to manage the activities of daily living, and most precious of all, connection to the rest of humanity - awareness of the world, and one's place in it. The immeasurable sadness of families watching as their loved one detaches from the world right before their eyes. This disease is a nightmare.

When you can't remember your own name, I would want to die, but can't because it doesn't kill.

It is the slow killer

2 Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder characterized by recurring seizures. Epileptic seizures are episodes that can vary from brief and nearly undetectable periods to long periods of vigorous shaking and pain. Many patients with epilepsy lead lives restricted by the condition. They are often unable to drive, operate machinery, go swimming alone or take a bath if there is no one around.

3 Paranoid Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia causes people to have insane levels of paranoia and detach from reality. They mostly believe that they're persecuted by some very evil entity or that they are being hurt or being used by some super power. Schizophrenic people regularly have visual hallucination where they see things that aren't real and extremely disturbing.

There's no illness that can cause that much damage to a person. The patient is not dead, however they are not there anymore.

4 Depression

I think we all know this one. Depression takes everything away from you. It makes it impossible to properly love and care for people. It makes it hard to get an education. It makes you so tired you fall asleep for hours despite not being physically tired. Or it can reverse and keep you awake all night. It will make your life miserable.

Depression is depressing.

5 Complete Blindness

Complete Blindness means that you cannot see anything. You cannot see light. That is actually something really difficult to adapt to, and you are prohibited from doing pretty much all the stuff normal people do

6 Narcolepsy

Narcolepsy is a long-term neurological disorder that involves a decreased ability to regulate sleep-wake cycles. Symptoms include periods of excessive daytime sleepiness that usually last from seconds to minutes and may occur at any time. About 70% of those affected also experience episodes of sudden loss of muscle strength, known as cataplexy. It's a severe impairment to normal life as narcoleptics are prohibited from doing many day-to-day activities and requite constant care.

7 Autism

More of an annoyance as even if you are just slightly autistic, people will make fun of you forever. I'm not autistic, but I'm guessing it probably sucks.

Depends. I live a pretty normal life, but it's a wide range of conditions.

I'm fine, but I know that other's who have more serious forms are not as well off

8 Locked-In Syndrome

Locked-in syndrome is a condition in which a patient is aware but cannot move or communicate verbally due to complete paralysis of nearly all voluntary muscles in the body except for vertical eye movements and blinking. Total locked-in syndrome, or completely locked-in state (CLIS), is a version of locked-in syndrome wherein the eyes are paralyzed as well.

9 Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is a disorder of a portion of the body, usually the arms or legs, which manifests as pain, swelling, limited range of motion, and changes to the skin and bones. It may initially affect one limb and then spread throughout the body; 35% of affected people report symptoms throughout their whole bodies.

10 Trigeminal Neuralgia

It is a disease that affects the nerves in the face region. If you have trigeminal neuralgia, even mild stimulation of your face �" such as from brushing your teeth or putting on makeup �" may trigger a jolt of excruciating pain.

The Newcomers

? Sickle Cell Anemia
The Contenders
11 End Stage Emphysema

It involves the gradual destruction of the air sacs in the lungs, making it progressively more difficult to breathe. It's not quite enough to kill you just yet but enough to make your life miserable. Imagine the feeling of drowning every single waking moment, or feeling absolutely short of breath every 5 steps. That's what end stage emphysema feels like.

13 Schizoaffective Disorder

I have schizoaffective disorder it is very frustrating!

14 GERD (Acid Reflux)
15 Arthritis
16 Multiple Sclerosis
17 Bipolar Disorder
18 Borderline Personality Disorder
19 Psychosis
21 Obsessive–compulsive Disorder
22 Down Syndrome
23 Meniere's Disease
24 Dry Eyes
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