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Hitler had some weird health issues

30 April 2014, 15:04Harry Phillips

Abuja - For starters, Hitler was a cocaine addict. A big one. This was, of course, back when drugs weren’t quite so frowned upon as they are today. He began taking it as a cure for blocked sinuses and a sore throat.

However, after a while it became clear that he had become addicted to the narcotic and his physicians had to reduce his dosage. While unconfirmed, the frequency with which he took this “medication” means that some of his famously ferocious speeches may have been conducted while high, suggested Heston and Heston in their 1980 of Hitler's declassified medical records.

Secondly, the Fuhrer suffered from chronic, serious irritable bowel syndrome which caused him to pass flatulence frequently. Doctors now believe that this was a source of serious anxiety for Hitler as he was unable to contain it in public, leading to great embarrassment,

As a result, he took up to 28 different medications at any one time to help deal with the problem. However, it is likely that the quantity and combination of the drugs only served to worsen his digestive problems as well as causing him severe stomach pains.  All in all, Hitler was prescribed 90 different drugs during the 6 year duration of World War 2.

Another treatment employed to deal with his issues were frequent cleansing enemas. The active ingredients in these was chamomile, which is well known as a calming, sleep-inducing plant when brewed with tea. This may have had the unintended effect of helping Hitler cope with the tension resulting from his neurotic tendencies.

In the post-war years it also emerged that Hitler probably suffered from Parkinson’s disease. Videos of him, especially in the years before his demise, show a shuffling walk and tremors in his hand. His personal physician, Theodor Morell, treated him with Parkinson’s medication, lending support to this claim.

Finally, Hitler also suffered from a severely troubled libido. Him and his wife occupied separate bedrooms and bore no children together. Hitler received injections of bull semen in a bid to combat this, but there is no evidence to show that it helped.

- Health24

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