Dec 6, 2013 – Video: Woman Cries & Sweats Blood Through Skin
A one of a kind anxiety disorder case has been discovered in the Dominican Republic.
The woman pictured above is 19-year-old Delfina Cedeno who is currently suffering from a rare anxiety disorder called hematidrosis, meaning she has 20 times the level of adrenaline of a normal person.
The panic attacks give her a very high BP. The blood pressure is so severe that whenever she sweats, blood comes out of her body.
The disorder also causes her blood vessels to rupture and the blood seep out of her eyes and skin.
As her condition deteriorated 4 years ago, she started crying the red fluid, having nosebleeds and suffering hair loss. At her worst, she has bled for up to 15 days and was once left in such a critical condition that she needed a blood transfusion.
According to a study published in the Indian Journal of Dermatology, the many blood vessels which surround the sweat gland constrict, or narrow, under the pressure of stress. As the anxiety increases, the blood vessels dilate to the point of rupture. The blood goes into the sweat glands, which push it along with sweat to the surface, presenting as droplets of blood mixed with sweat.
Delfina has been placed on a medication to keep her anxiety in check so as to reduce the bleeding.
Watch her video below: