It is normal for people to go to doctors when they feel some symptoms that indicate that they have some diseases, but there are diseases that have no clear symptoms and are of a high degree of danger because they cause harm to health, in addition to some that cause death.
Among these diseases called the “silent killer”:
1- High blood pressure:
High blood pressure is the “silent killer” that kills a patient without feeling any symptoms. The patient can only know this when his blood pressure reading reaches 140/90 mm Hg or higher.
And blood pressure actually damages the heart, arteries, and other organs. Left undiagnosed for too long, it can lead to a heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, eye damage, or heart failure.
2- Lung cancer:
The “Health Site” medical site reported that lung cancer is one of the biggest causes of death among people with cancer. It constitutes 25% of deaths among cancer patients, as symptoms do not appear during the early stages. Therefore, smokers over the age of 55 years are advised to undergo a lung CT scan annually, in order to obtain an early diagnosis that may prevent death.
3 – Glaucoma:
Also called the silent thief of sight, it is a major cause of “blindness” for those over 60 years of age. It is a group of eye diseases that can damage the optic nerve and lead to vision loss.
This is why comprehensive annual eye exams are recommended, so that the ophthalmologist or ophthalmologist can detect the disease before you lose vision.