BIHAR, NNC - A woman is accused of being a witch by her husband because of a rare condition that causes her to cry blood from her eyeballs.
Geeta, from Bihar, India, is said to get worse each day and cause her husband to become disgusted of her. Geeta's father is also fearful and helpless because his daughter's abnormality has spread to other parts of her body.
Dr Vinayak Kumar Singh, who treats Geeta at the Sadar hospital, finds Geeta suffering from hematohydrosis, which is painless and is believed to occur suddenly.
Reported from the Daily Mail page, Tuesday (2/13/2018), hematohidrosis is a very rare condition that causes people to 'sweat' or ‘cry’ blood.This is most common in the face and forehead.
Past findings show only one in 10 million people are affected by the disease worldwide.Hematohidrosis generally occurs when the patient feels fear or stress. This causes the release of chemicals, such as adrenaline, which can trigger capillary rupture in the body, causing blood to pass through the sweat glands.
Treatment usually focuses on identifying underlying triggers, which may involve the administration of antidepressants or anti-anxiety medications.