silent disease

silent disease

[sī′lənt]
Etymology: L, silens + dis + Fr, aise, ease
a disease or other disorder that produces no clinically obvious signs or symptoms. See also subclinical.

silent disease

A disease that produces no clinically obvious symptoms or signs. Examples include hypertension, many forms of cancer (including small lesions of the breast and prostate cancer), and hearing loss, which may be either not noticed or denied by the individual. Many diseases begin silently, becoming obvious only when they are advanced.
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Osteoporosis is a silent disease until it is complicated by fractures that occur following minimal trauma or, in some cases, with no trauma.
Hepatitis C is a silent disease which often goes unnoticed and misdiagnosed as the symptoms do not develop for years, and when they do they can be similar to those of other diseases, said Dr Mariam Al Khatry, President of EGHS.
In addition to its traditional cost-containment services, Renalogic's CKD Management program is designed to control the health and cost impact of CKD, with an emphasis on screening, early CKD-specialized interventions, and education and awareness about the silent disease of CKD, along with alternatives and options for dialysis treatment.
It's a silent disease that creeps into all parts of body and we'll know its symptoms only after sometime," he pointed out.
However, in the earlier stages, there are not many symptoms, it is like a silent disease in the initial stages.
Given this, we need to act now to curtail this silent disease and save seniors from a final stage of life filled with the miseries of substance abuse.
Dr Terry Aspray, Consultant Physician who leads the specialist Metabolic Bone Service at the Freeman Hospital explains: "Osteoporosis is a silent disease and the first many patients know about it is when they break (or fracture) a bone, typically their wrist, hip or one of their vertebrae (back bones)".
Osteoporosis is sometimes referred to as the silent disease.
Cirrhosis, or scarring of the liver, is a very silent disease that often does not have any obvious symptoms in the beginning.
A NATIONAL roadshow to raise awareness of the silent disease hepatitis C will be in Birmingham tomorrow to raise awareness.
A MONTH-long national roadshow to raise awareness of a silent disease was launched in Liverpool.
Fistula is also called the silent disease because women usually don't talk about their situation to anyone because they don't want others to ostracize them," Al-Lawzi said.