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Touch diseases, the most common and what causes them

The body is incredibly intelligent, reacting to those agents who cause damage or hurt it. We are all endowed with five senses that make us live with greater slackness. The sight, the smell, the taste, the touch and the heard, are part of the man to decode the information, touch the objects that surround him as well as perceive the pressure or temperature. 

What is touch? 

Touch is one of the five main senses that the body houses. This is located in the skin, the largest organ of the human body, is full of nerve receptors, which in turn are sent to the brain as stimuli. 

Skin Functions:

  • Sense of touch headquarters.
  • Sensory meter.
  • Protective barrier made chemical and physical agents. Like radiation.
  • Regulate blood flow and body temperature.
  • It stores fat and is involved in the metabolic process.
  • Source of feeling of pleasure and pain.

Touch diseases, the most common and what causes them

The causes of touch diseases can be different: from poor body posture, result of surgery or a blow, to a serious illness. 

These are the most common touch diseases:

Hyperesthesia 

It is sensory distortion by the increase in the intensity of sensations. Tingling or numbing is common.

Hyperafia

It is the increased ability to perceive tactile stimuli. 

Hypoesthesia

Every stimulus in the skin is diminished, becoming almost imperceptible. 

Hypoafia

It is the decrease in the ability to perceive tactile stimuli. 

Anesthesia

It is defined as the absence of perception or sensitivity in a specific area, it can be the foot or an arm, to name a few. 

Allodynia

It's the abnormal perception of pain

Hyperalgesia

Otherwise, it's increased sensitivity to pain. The pain intensifies a lot. 

Hypoalgesia

The stimuli that are usually very painful, the body notices them as normal or almost imperceptible. 

Agrophoessia

It's tactile recognition of numbers or letters on the skin. It is the inability to perform this action. 

Astereognosia

It's the identification of objects by touch. 

It is difficult to realize that you have a touch disease, if any of the symptoms mentioned above do not hesitate to go to a specialist and receive the correct treatment.

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