Fear of sunlight is a rather dangerous social phobia, because it forces a person to isolate themselves from the world and limit in many aspects. There is a sharp narrowing of the circle of acquaintances and communication, many professions become inaccessible, as well as education in school / university, etc., because most of them work in the daytime.
Phobia has a negative impact on the health of the patient, because without the sunlight in the body is impossible synthesis of calciferol.
Heliophobia, which is aggravated by a deficiency of calciferol, provokes the development of persistent depression, persistent headaches, and a chronic sense of fatigue.
What is the difference between Gunther's disease and heliophobia
Unlike heliophobia, which has only a psychological origin, and in which the sun does not cause any physical harm to the patient, Günter's disease is a genetic pathology transmitted autosomally recessively. With this disease, after contact with the sun on the skin of a man, ulcers and scars appear. Together with this, a strong deformation of the tendons also develops (as a result, fingers sometimes twist), ears and nose. These symptoms are manifested due to a recessive mutation in the non-sexual chromosome, which becomes the cause of increased photosensitivity of the skin, as well as disturbances in metabolic processes.