5 Deadly diseases that can kill silently and how to prevent them.

Whether or not you choose to have a regular check-up, many diseases need additional and immediate attention and care. Some of them lead to further complications and have also claimed many lives due to neglect. They are referred to as “silent killers” because they can become serious at any time.

But following a good diet plan, maintaining a healthy routine, and investing in healthy lifestyle practices can determine your overall health. Failure to do so can result in chronic diseases that linger forever and can lead to sudden complications or even death.

However, to be aware, here are some health conditions that are silently killing you and what you can do to prevent or manage them – According to Health experts at Healthline (Deadliest diseases in the World).

1. Sleep Apnoea

Sleep apnoea is a serious sleep disorder in which people breathe loudly while sleeping. It can lead to loud snoring, extreme tiredness during the day, and more. Do you know that people with severe sleep apnoea are more prone and vulnerable to sudden death and stroke during sleep? This makes it a silent killer.

However, for mild cases of sleep apnea, certain lifestyle changes can help prevent it like losing weight, eating a balanced diet, quitting smoking, and getting the right treatments for nasal allergies. However, consult your doctor to find out how mild or severe your case of sleep apnoea is, so they can prescribe treatments accordingly.

2. Coronary artery disease

While many heart diseases are potentially fatal, coronary artery disease is one of them. It is a disease in which the coronary arteries that supply blood and oxygen to the heart narrow, leading to chest pain or even heart attacks.

So if you have high BP and/or cholesterol, you can manage it with regular checks. You can also make necessary lifestyle changes such as eating healthy, exercising regularly, avoiding smoking or second-hand smoke, drinking, and other unhealthy activities.

3. Osteoporosis

This is a bone disease, where the affected individual is often unaware of his condition, as he does not show any signs or symptoms until, of course, he suffers a fracture and gets the diagnosis. That is why it is also called the silent killer. As well as affecting bone density, it can also impact oral health.

To prevent this, eating foods rich in calcium and vitamin D is extremely essential. You should also invest in exercise that includes jogging, walking, weight training, stair climbing. However, I would also recommend that you have regular check-ups.

4. High blood pressure

World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates suggest that 1.28 billion adults aged 30-79 worldwide have hypertension. The reason why high BP is considered as a silent killer is that it appears without any particular symptoms.

It makes a person more prone to serious cardiovascular diseases like heart attack, heart failure, stroke, and more. Although it is difficult to detect, performing frequent and regular blood pressure checks, eating foods rich in potassium, fibre, protein, and low in salt, as well as maintaining a healthy weight are ways to reduce your risk of developing hypertension.

5. Fatty liver disease

Fatty liver disease grows in the body gradually and has no traces in the early stages, making it a silent killer. There are two types of fatty liver disease: alcoholic liver disease and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

Your diet plays a very important role when it comes to fatty liver disease. Therefore, it is important to consume a healthy plant-based diet and avoid eating anything with unhealthy fats. Also, maintain a healthy weight and exercise regularly. Finally, get regular health check-ups.

Published by Ernest I.

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