silent disease

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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UC is a silent disease because on the outside you can look completely healthy.
"I founded Ride for Hope to spread awareness of the symptoms of ovarian cancer and to help improve the lives of women battling this silent disease. This is the second year we are offering some financial assistance directly to women in my community," Scully said.
There are about 128 kidney patients in the state's rural areas, said Dr Christina, adding that many of them were unable to undertake health checks because of the long distances between their homes and health facilities, with many not aware that the silent disease had already reached a chronic stage.
Talking to private news channel, diabetic expert Dr Muhammad Imtiaz Hassan said that diabetes was mostly a silent disease and its symptoms became apparent over time.
"Anemia is a silent disease and is treated through drops or iron syrups, and is prevented, mainly, by eating foods rich in iron such as: blood, spleen, liver, dark meat fish and red meat," he emphasized.
The study involving 18 million people from across Europe also suggests that people living with type 2 diabetes are at particular risk of this "silent disease" and should be monitored closely to prevent life-threatening disease progression.
"The problem with vitamin D deficiency is that it is a silent disease and a person might have the problem for a long time but may not feel the major symptoms.
MeN is a silent disease, which is oversaturating health systems and causes premature death, therefore, it demands prevention and health promotion actions.
We have to pay attention to this silent disease to identify patients who are at risk for progressive liver disease and try to address some of the risk issues, such as tight control of diabetes, obesity, and control of hypertension and hyperlipidemia.
It is a quiet, silent disease which get out to one suddenly and try its utmost to take the life of its victim.
During the month of November, Screen For Life aims to remind men and women to take lead of their bowel health and undergo bowel cancer screening, specially that bowel cancer, like many other types of cancer, is a silent disease that can develop without any obvious symptoms.
Unfortunately, it's mostly a silent disease, meaning most people won't notice any symptoms until they break a bone.