What is Electromagnetic hypersensitivity?

Due to a recent comment on this blog, I have decided to take a quick look if there is anything that I have previously missed. Apparently, Electromagnetic hypersensitivity is considered a Pseudomedical diagnosis.
According to Wikipedia:

Electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) is a claimed sensitivity to electromagnetic fields, to which negative symptoms are attributed. EHS has no scientific basis and is not a recognised medical diagnosis. Claims are characterized by a “variety of non-specific symptoms, which afflicted individuals attribute to exposure to electromagnetic fields”.

And also:

There are no specific symptoms associated with claims of EHS and reported symptoms range widely between individuals. They include headache, fatigue, stress, sleep disturbances, skin prickling, burning sensations and rashes, pain and ache in muscles and many other health problems. In severe cases such symptoms can be a real and sometimes disabling problem for the affected person, causing psychological distress. There is no scientific basis to link such symptoms to electromagnetic field exposure.

Taking a quick look at Quora for additional thoughts on it, a medical professional’s answer to Is electromagnetic hypersensitivity real? states:

There is no reason to believe that it is not so. Our nervous system is electrical.

I do have to agree with that line. Just because something has not yet been proven doesn’t mean it isn’t so. Even though I do agree that there are definitely hypochondriacs out there imagining things.

Could it be that rh negative individuals are more likely to suffer from Electromagnetic hypersensitivity?

As always your thoughts are appreciated.

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