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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Unfortunately, it is a silent disease because symptoms don't start appearing until it's almost too late.
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The fact that it's a silent disease and the symptoms are visible a bit late also contributes to this factor of ignorance.
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make headway halting we rethink daily WHO's Dr Etienne Krug said: "Diabetes is a silent disease, but it is on an unrelenting march that we need to stop.
It's a silent disease, kind of like high blood pressure.
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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.
HCM can be a silent disease until it causes sudden death.
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.