Normally, we tend to wait until we have some symptoms so we can see the doctor for treatment. Unfortunately, there are some diseases that show no symptoms. It’s scary of course; knowing that you could be currently having a disease but you have no idea. But probably the worst bit is that the disease continues to eat you up silently until it’s probably too late. Which is why we are advised to always go for medical checkups even when we don’t feel sick.
5 dangerous disease you could be having and not know it
Some have no symptoms
That said, let’s see some of these diseases that can go unnoticed, shall we?
1. Ovarian cancer
Honestly, we are all afraid of cancer. We have seen it kill people we know, seen them go through pain only to lose them later. Although ovarian cancer is not as common as breast and cervix uteri cancer, it’s still not something we can give a blind eye. This is because ovarian cancer is hard to detect and is at times misdiagnosed for other conditions like irritable bowel syndrome. So, by the time it’s properly diagnosed, it’s usually in its late stages making it difficult to treat.
This is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases. Sadly, it can go unnoticed for quite some time; which is dangerous because one continues spreading it to other people if they have multiple sex partners. Despite chlamydia being quite common, some people show no symptoms at all.
3. Colon cancer
This is yet another type of cancer which can go undetected for years. It begins as harmless and you may not experience any symptoms until in later stages when it has probably spread to other parts. However, it’s one of the most treatable types of cancers when detected early; yet another reason to always go from screening even if you don’t feel sick.
Just like chlamydia, gonorrhea can also go undetected. Since some of the symptoms include painful urination, vaginal or penile discharge in men, it is at times confused for a bladder infection. The best thing is to always use protection and go for regular screening for STDs if you are sexually active.
5. Heart disease
They are scary and deadly. Worse even is the fact that you may not even know whether you are having a heart attack because the symptoms may be what you could least expect. For instance, women experience nausea, indigestion, fatigue and shortness of breath; these can easily be confused with a different condition.
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