I have no knowledge of the Hanahaki disease. My recommendation would be to see a doctor before eating anything that you might believe could cause this condition.
The Hanahaki disease is, in fact, real. It is a type of lung infection which occurs very rarely and usually only affects people under the age of 40. Symptoms are fever and shortness of breath.
There’s also a historical legend that says if somebody catches this disease they are granted one wish with wishes being things like 100 years of life or to become the prettiest person in the world.
Hanahaki disease is a rare syndrome, and it’s caused by the rupture of the main artery that supplies blood to the heart. The condition is generally associated with high blood pressure or exposure to lead-based paint commonly seen in buildings before 1980 (when most lead was banned).
The best course of action when experiencing these symptoms would be to consult your physician as soon as possible. Patients should avoid scheduling stressful activities such as overworked deadlines for themselves; this will only result in negative effects on their health status that could have been avoided had they been more proactive earlier on. In addition, patients should stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids throughout the day and recovering from mild bouts of dizziness or fainting.
The Hanahaki Disease is transmitted through certain types of coughs and sneezes and it affects one in 100,000 people. It’s extremely rare.
The “Hanahaki” disease is a Japanese name for an English-named influenza (common cold) with accelerated phlegm caused by acetylcholine, due to overexcitement of the vagus nerve. Acetylcholine doesn’t usually stimulate the vagus nerve as it does other nerves in the body, but something triggers its excitation here like what happens when trying to breathe from a faulty vacuum cleaner hose that’s covering your mouth.
The Hanahaki disease is not recognized as a real phenomenon by any medical authority outside of Japan. The most recent definitive answer on this matter came in 2010, when the World Health Organization dismissed its validity. Thus if it’s found that NHK TV dealt with this question seriously rather than jokingly, we are talking about an ongoing misinformation campaign designed to influence public opinion in regards to nuclear energy and the Fukushima disaster, which has been proven time and again to be completely safe.
It’s not a disease, it’s an urban legend.
The Hanahaki disease was invented in the early 1990s by a group of scientists from Japan who wanted to show how contagious emotional mood could be. The story they devised claimed that the only way you could get this fictional illness was by receiving a letter containing your lover’s undying passion and love for you, but because of negligent safety regulations, someone had come before you and touched the stationary with their hand before sealing it inside an envelope. So when your letter arrived and you opened it, all sorts of hazardous waste were released into your bloodstream and caused deadly side effects as well as rare forms of cancer related to genetic disposition.
Yes, Hanahaki disease is real. It’s not a disease per se; it’s an old Japanese tradition on Valentine’s Day whereby women may present men with bouquets of red flowers as a display of affection. What makes it unique to Japan is the fact that the stem is neatly wound up instead of placed upright in water like other flower arrangements do. Occasionally, people have claimed falsely that they had suffered from hanahaki since 1997 just to get sympathy and news coverage.
Hanahaki is real. It’s an illness of the spirit, not a physical illness.
When we speak of hanahaki disease in modern Japan, it often refers to breaking up with someone in person or over the phone as opposed to a one-sided break up via social media. Women often joke about getting back together after they’ve had their period and are less emotional during this time indicating that now they are free from some emotions (mostly love). However, the general consensus seems to be that no one should ever agree to get back together on these terms because it may lead people who thought they were single could end up being victims of sexual harassment by believing themselves safe under false pretenses.
While it is true that a lot of times people who are suffering from anemia feel their lives slipping away, the Hanahaki Disease doesn’t exist.
The existence of the “Hanahaki disease” is confirmed to be false and not scientifically valid. The term comes from a novel titled Chikin san-kyuu (Chicken’s shin) written by Juro Taniguchi in 1981. These days, there are many cases wherein patients with anemic tendencies or other ills falsely believe they have this condition simply due to its name–the connection between such illness and chicken being nil–and end up seeking treatment for it at clinics and hospitals without being told about the condition’s nonexistence until after they’ve undergone surgery. What’s worse is that there are clinics out there which claim to be able to cure the Hanahaki disease with surgery.
Hanahaki Disease is rare, and has not been documented clinically in the West. The fact that it’s uncommon in Western countries makes me think that this may be a result of cultural differences more than anything else. I’m also not convinced that it has any direct relationship to the liver; my suspicion is that it could have to do with Japanese culture and beliefs vs. Western culture or beliefs about relationships.
Assuming Hanahaki Disease is a legitimate form of illness: If you’re worried about it, stay away from Japanese traditions–and if you already participated in them, then get checked for hepatitis A and B by your doctor because those are highly prevalent over there! And keep an eye on yourself for any other signs or symptoms.