The Boy Who Stopped Walking: Infantilel Neuroaxonal Dystrophy | Medical Documentary | Reel Truth
Young Zach has been healthy and quick-learning, until he becomes a year old, when his right eye appears turned in. Initially, it appears that he simply has a lazy eye and needs glasses, but these corrective lenses don't help. His walking and talking abilities begin to deteriorate and he develops issues with his immune system, yet doctors fail to find out the cause, until one learns that he has unusually high levels of iron in his brain. It turns out that Zach has been suffering from an extremely rare condition called infantilel neuroaxonal dystrophy (NAD). Cheryl Marshall was always a happy girl, until she was about to start middle school. She began to sweat more than normal and developed an unpleasant odour. At first, it seemed to be from her hygiene, but showering and deodorants didn't help. Not even surgical removal of her sweat glands have managed to curbCheryl's odour. Her situation feels hopeless, until eventually, she takes part in a special test and learns that she has trimethylaminuria (TMAU).Every year, millions of Americans fall prey to real-life medical mysteries ailments that go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed for years. Their lives are thrown into turmoil as medical professionals struggle to understand their baffling conditions. Mystery diagnosis tells their stories. Through interviews and dramatic recreations, each medical mystery is recounted in vivid detail. Symptoms emerge, specialists are called in, but still the daily struggle continues. And then one day, because of a patients relentless pursuit of an accurate diagnosis, or a forward thinking doctor, the problem is solved and a true diagnosis given.Subscribe here for more full length documentaries: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFrO-dKhooOuTtix5dia2_g?sub_confirmation=1Welcome to Reel Truth the home of amazing documentaries! Here you will find full episode documentaries and documentary series, covering true crime, medical, science and more.