You don’t even know… and these 5 ‘silent killer’ diseases take you in the grip

Silent Killer Diseases: Symptoms related to most diseases are visible in the body. It is a different matter that many times we make mistakes in identifying them or do not understand the symptoms at all. But do you know that there are many such diseases, whose symptoms are not even visible and they go on harming you from inside. These diseases are ‘silent killers’, whose symptoms are very difficult to identify. You can come to know about these diseases only when you get them thoroughly examined. Let’s know about these diseases…

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High blood pressure is called hypertension. Hypertension can lead to many diseases. This problem arises when the pressure of the blood against the walls of the blood vessels is continuously too high. This can cause a lot of damage. If it is not treated on time, then the chances of all heart-related problems including heart attack and stroke can increase. In most cases of hypertension, no symptoms are visible. Its symptoms are often seen when the condition worsens.

high cholesterol

High cholesterol is also called silent killer disease. This disease does not cause any symptoms in patients until its level reaches a dangerous level. High cholesterol occurs when LDL ie bad cholesterol builds up in the blood. Reasons for high cholesterol include unhealthy fatty food, processed food, alcohol consumption, smoking and lack of exercise.


Diabetes occurs when there is too much glucose or sugar in a person’s bloodstream. This problem also arises when the pancreas is not producing enough insulin or the body is not able to use insulin properly. Diabetes is also a silent killer disease. In most cases, patients are not able to know about their diabetes until they get tested.


Cancer is a dangerous silent killer disease. Most cancers are ‘silent killers’ including breast cancer, cervical cancer, colorectal cancer, ovarian cancer and lung cancer. These can be detected correctly only through screening.

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