6 diseases that can be asymptomatic

Often we do not attach importance to the sudden onset of headache, dry mouth or prolonged cough. However, it is these symptoms that can become signs of diseases that imperceptibly live in the human body. What are these diseases and how to avoid them?

1. DIABETES

Contrary to popular belief, a normal blood sugar level does not always mean that a person does not have diabetes. At an early stage of development, this disease has almost no obvious symptoms. Thirst, dry mouth, blurred vision, and frequent urination can be cause for concern. Unfortunately, these symptoms are almost always ignored by a person until the very last moment.

A distinctive symptom of diabetes is a darkening of the skin in the neck and armpits, as a result of which the skin in these places appears very tanned.

HOW TO AVOID ILLNESS?

Diabetes is most common in people over 45, so check with your doctor regularly from that age on. People with high blood pressure, overweight and high blood cholesterol also fall into the risk zone.

2. OVARIAN POLYCYSTOSIS SYNDROME

About 10% of women of childbearing age suffer from this disease. PCOS is a syndrome in which the female body produces too many male hormones, which disrupts the menstrual cycle and ovulation. In addition, the syndrome puts you at risk for sleep apnea, type 2 diabetes, endometrial cancer, and heart problems.

HOW TO AVOID ILLNESS?

Watch for changes in your body. Because of PCOS, acne often appears, the menstrual cycle lengthens (more than 35 days), the hair on the head becomes thin, and on the body, on the contrary, it grows more actively. If you notice such symptoms in yourself, do not delay the visit to the doctor. By the way, PCOS is quite easy to control: regular exercise and a low-carb diet will bring your body back to normal.

3. OVERPRESSURE

Scientists say that almost 50% of people are not even aware of their high blood pressure. This ailment can live long and imperceptibly inside a person and slowly harm the vessels. But one day he will definitely manifest himself with kidney disease, heart attack or stroke.

HOW TO AVOID ILLNESS?

Even if you feel great and think you are completely healthy, be sure to measure your blood pressure at least once a year. This simple check does not take much time: if there is no way to go to the doctor, then you can go to any pharmacy where the pharmacist will measure your blood pressure. Alternatively, you can buy a blood pressure monitor and check your blood pressure at home.

4. GLAUCOM

Glaucoma develops very slowly, and therefore is invisible to humans. This disease occurs due to increased eye pressure, which makes it difficult for fluid to circulate in the eye. As a result, a person's vision becomes clouded, the field of view narrows, which can ultimately lead to blindness.

HOW TO AVOID ILLNESS?

Most often, glaucoma develops in people over 40 years old. If you are at risk, have your vision checked by a specialist every year.

5. APNEAS (BREATHING STOPPING) DURING SLEEP

Many people mistakenly believe that apnea can only happen to an obese person. In fact - regardless of weight - up to 50% of women in their 20s and 70s suffer from these dangerous seizures. Apnea is a condition in which a person's breathing is suddenly interrupted during sleep. Potential heart problems and type 2 diabetes can be the causes of an attack.

The "victims" of apnea are almost always women. Mood swings, headaches in the morning, and mild dizziness can be symptoms of the disease. Insidious symptoms are often attributed to the weather, PMS, etc.

Another worrying symptom of sleep apnea is insomnia. Women wake up several times a night due to respiratory arrest.

HOW TO AVOID ILLNESS?

If you notice symptoms of apnea, see your doctor immediately. Specialists will conduct the necessary tests and determine if you have this ailment. If it is found, your doctor will most likely prescribe CPAP therapy for you. A CPAP machine is a device that delivers a constant stream of air to the airway and creates positive pressure.

6. LUNG CANCER

Lung cancer is one of the most dangerous types of cancer for humans. In the early stages, this disease practically does not manifest itself in any way. At risk are both heavy smokers and those who have never picked up cigarettes.

HOW TO AVOID ILLNESS?

Experienced smokers should be monitored regularly by a doctor. Do not ignore the symptoms of lung cancer: chest pains, wheezing, shortness of breath, hoarseness and dry cough lasting more than 2 weeks.