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Vietnamese woman Nguyen Thi Phuong now looks like a septugenarian after the rapid aging affliction took hold following an allergic reaction to seafood.
Her sad story began in 2008, when her youthful beauty began to fade over the course of just a few days, leaving her with sagging, wrinkled skin all over her face and body.
The skin on my face, chest and belly have folds like an old woman who has given birth several times although I have never had a child.
But the rapid-aging syndrome hasn't affected my menstrual cycle, hair, teeth, eyes and mind.
I have heard of people that have been poisoned that will look drastically different
When too many mast cells exist in a person's body and undergo degranulation, the additional chemicals can cause a number of symptoms which can vary over time and can range in intensity from mild to severe. Because mast cells play a role in allergic reactions, the symptoms of mastocytosis often are similar to the symptoms of an allergic reaction. They may include, but are not limited to: Fatigue Skin lesions (urticaria pigmentosa) and itching Abdominal discomfort Nausea and vomiting Diarrhea Food and drug intolerance Olfactive intolerance Infections (bronchitis, rhinitis, and conjunctivitis) Ear/nose/throat inflammation Anaphylaxis (shock from allergic or immune causes) Episodes of very low blood pressure (including shock) and faintness Bone or muscle pain Decreased bone density Headache Ocular discomfort Malabsorption