Congenital Insensitivity to Pain – Sanya Chawla

I choose this topic  because we feel pain whenever we bump into something, scratch something,  or even step on something sharp. But there are some people in the world who don’t feel any of the pain, whenever they hurt themselves they just carry on with their regular lives with no hesitation. Before I thought that feeling no pain was something everybody wanted including me. But the more deeper I go in this topic is, it sucks to have Congenital Insensitivity to Pain because you can get in serious trouble. I think everyone should be aware of this topic because we can help the people who have this disorder. This connects to our health unit because by helping the people who have this disorder, we can improve their health by being friendlier with them (social), helping them out with things they touch and walk on (physical), and by always being there for them (emotional).

I learned that Congenital Insensitivity to Pain is a disorder in which a person cannot feel (and has never felt) physical pain. People with this condition can feel the difference between sharp and dull and hot and cold, but cannot sense. This expanded my learning because in the past, I didn’t know what Congenital Insensitivity to pain even meant. What I learned was more surprising that interesting because I never knew that there were people in the world who were suffering from not feeling pain. This Health Buzz has changed my thinking because as I said before, I thought that not feeling pain was something really fascinating but now I realize that dangers come with this disability and not feeling pain is more pain full. On the bright side, people who have this problem can learn how to do more brain work by deciding what to do and what not to do (like not stepping or touching something). In conclusion, this issue is important for you to know about because you can be aware how some people in this world need help and maybe someday you can help them to.  To help solve this problem, you can set plans for those people with this condition of what to touch and what to not touch and what to step on and what to not step on.

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This image connected to my topic, by showing that people with congenital insensitivity to pain can carelessly step into anything sharp without noticing and it can lead into something serious or death.