WTF is Rapunzel Syndrome?

rapunzel-tangled-1600x1200This syndrome name was took from bros grim tales, and its caused by pulling our your own hair to eat it, causing bowels obstruction, because our stomach can’t digest the hair, the consequences for that disgusting habit, its building a huge hair ball, which only can be removed by surgery, this pathology is asociated, to trichotillomania, which’s the habit to pull out your hair, and trichophagia, the meaning for eating it later, this habit was discovery on early’s 70’s by Dr. Vaughan, this behavior or habit it’s common on young ladies, this can cause diarrhea and weight lost who suffers from it.


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