Unlike some diseases that have a specific recognizable symptoms, certain conditions or diseases have signs or symptoms which are considered as “normal” or have no symptoms at all.
Some symptoms are clearly visible and thus some medical condition are obvious, but some states develop slowly, so people usually do not notice them until the disease has occurred until it is too late. Therefore, it is important to do regular medical checkups, even when we feel small changes in the body.
Diseases That Have No Symptoms
Type 2 Diabetes
If your body does not produce enough insulin decompose glucose, develops diabetes. The disease often occurs gradually as production of insulin produced. Diabetes can damage the eyes, heart, kidneys and nerve endings. Since April 2009 most doctors recommend A1C test, which measures the average level of glucose in the blood vessels.
Hypothyroidism is an underactive thyroid gland. This means that the thyroid gland can’t make normal amount of thyroid hormone to keep the body running as it normally should. Underactive thyroid gland may lead to obesity, heart disease, high cholesterol, infertility, depression and damaged nerves.
High Cholesterol Level
Whenever is due to poor diet or just genetics, increased levels of bad cholesterol in blood can clog arteries, leading to low blood flow to vital organs such as heart and brain and thus it can cause heart attack or stroke. High cholesterol levels don’t make you feel sick and can not be felt, so regular medical checks are highly recommended.
Increased Blood Pressure
Due to aging as a normal process, many people develops high blood pressure from different reasons. Possible complications that may come from this medical condition which rarely has noticeable symptoms include heart attack, stroke and kidney disease. Note that normal blood pressure is 120/80 mmHg.
Vitamin D Deficiency
Although you may not notice that something dangerous is happening, if the level of vitamin D is below 30 ng/ml for longer period, it can contribute to the development of heart disease, diabetes and even some cancers. Vitamin D helps in the absorption of calcium, so the shortage of this vitamin may badly affect your bones. Lower than 20 ng/ml may be considered a deficiency. Fortunately, the check and the compensation of vitamin D are simple. If you have a serious deficit, you could compensate it with vitamin supplements.