25 Diseases You Wouldn’t Like To Have

#13 – Elephantiasis

Elephantiasis is a rare medical condition characterized by the abnormal swelling of skin and tissues. This disease typically occurs in the legs and testicles.

The cause of this serious illness is an obstruction of the lymphatic vessels. The most common reason for this disease to develop is the bite from certain parasitic mosquitoes. Sadly, over 40 million people are diagnosed with this illness that disfigures its bearer’s look.

Written by Harry Steinman

At the age of 18, Harry started a 5-year adventure to explore Southeast Asia and India. He has studied Eastern medicine and the art of yoga throughout his travels with the hopes of one day opening a holistic wellness and yoga center in North America. He's a lifelong learner and has the desire to share his findings with the rest of the world.