This is that time of the year when virals and flu are already on your door. With this pandemic additionally, life has become hard and uneasy for almost everyone. In such situations, people tend to forget about their health, routine checkups and stay involved in their office and house chores — especially women!
Maybe they are designed to function like that — keeping others above self — which I say no to. You can’t care for others, family, work or kids if you do not care for your own health. And while you check off another task from your today’s to-do list, here I’m jotting down a few of the common yet unknown diseases that you may suffer from and remain unknown.
This is a reminder from us — to consider your health and fitness a priority!
Celiac disease, also known as coeliac disease, is an autoimmune digestive disorder triggering from gliadin or gluten. The common symptoms are diarrhoea, and others may include bloating, wind, fatigue, joint pain, low blood count, migraines, or depressive symptoms. A lot of people may not experience these symptoms initially, but if left untreated, it can lead to malabsorption of minerals and nutrients.
Another common yet unnoticed disease that doesn’t come with any signs or symptoms, Osteoporosis occurs due to bone density loss. People do not realize this condition until they have a bone fracture; a few, though, might experience loss of height or posture. The only manageable precaution is to supply enough vitamin D and calcium to your body to prevent bone damage.
A kind of cancer that grows in fatty tissue, Liposarcoma produces unnoticeable tumours which are collections of fat cells that develop below the skin. It could grow in your arm or legs for months or even years completely undetected and can reach to your lungs and livers if not treated in time.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
A group of lung diseases which is difficult to detect early on, COPD is another very common yet lesser known condition which cannot be cured. Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are common diseases under that. COPD Foundation claims coughing, tightness in the chest, and breathlessness as the early symptoms which people generally consider as a sign of getting older. Smoking is known to be the major risk factor for developing COPD.
Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
A very common disease which affects more than 10 million Indians every year, the real cause behind the NAFLD is still not known by the researchers. It develops when fat builds up in the liver resulting in inflammation and liver cell damage or liver failure (cirrhosis). NAFLD is not caused due to the overuse of alcohol though and develops without any symptoms. It targets people who have type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, metabolic disorder, or obesity.
Deep Vein Thrombosis
As common in the West, DVT is not something new in India. A handful of studies show the rate of DVT varies from 3.7% to 17%, which puts Indian at an equal risk. DVT is a serious condition which is caused by the development of blood clot in your lower leg or thigh’s vein. If the blood clot gets loosen, it can damage your lungs. Tenderness, pain, redness or swelling in the affected area may occur, but there are high chances that you might not realize. It is recommended not to sit for long periods to avoid DVT. Few simple rounds of laps or stretching can also be helpful.
A disease that rarely shows any symptom, Glaucoma is estimated to affect 11.2 million persons in India. The age group is 40 years and above. According to All About Vision, Glaucoma and related eye conditions cause optic nerve damage due to which the information to your brain is not carried, which further results in the loss of peripheral vision or complete blindness. A few of the things that may cause high eye pressure and Glaucoma are hereditary predispositions, diabetes, high blood pressure, eye injury or trauma, thin corneas, and extreme nearsightedness.
What are the other common yet unknown diseases you know of or have suffered from? Tell us in the comments below, and we will share it with our audience.