Not all serious illnesses come with tell-tale symptoms. There are diseases that can turn your body into a ticking time-bomb while you're unaware of any danger.
Conditions such as fever or pain are clear signs that there is something wrong with your body. Whether serious or not, physical symptoms tell us when we're sick, prompting us to seek rapid diagnosis and treatment.
But what if you're harboring a disease without realizing it? It is not as farfetched as it may sound. Here are seven illnesses you could be suffering from without showing any symptoms:
1. Heart disease
There are several diseases linked to the heart. Heart disease can be hereditary, but it’s also something that can develop over time because of factors like unhealthy habits and ageing. Heart disease can be fatal, but it’s unfortunately not always easy to spot. Symptoms can be atypical and not severe enough to signify a problem. By the time a person experiences serious symptoms, the heart could already be significantly damaged.
BE VIGILANT: Have regular cholesterol and blood-pressure checks to identify any possible risk factors that could cause heart disease. Have a clear understanding of your family’s medical history and mention to your doctor if heart disease runs in your family.