The Silent Killers
Many illnesses suddenly creep up on you. These silent killers are very dangerous because there are no warning signs. Let’s start with glaucoma. Our eyesight is one of our most important senses. But glaucoma steals the sight of thousands of people each year. This disease occurs when the pressure in your eyes becomes unbalanced and the water circulation does not run correctly. That causes dry eyes, nerve damage, and potential loss of your sight.
High blood pressure is another killer that strikes without warning. When untreated, high blood pressure can cause strokes and heart attacks, each of which take the lives of thousands annually. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death among females in the U.S.
Diabetes, which occurs when your body makes either too much or too little insulin, also strikes thousands of people each year. The disease can be controlled, but it cannot be cured. Because it is not painful in its early stages, many people do not realize they have it. That’s what makes it a silent menace.
These are three main quiet killers I want people to be aware of. So, remember: Have your doctor check for these diseases and be mindful that good health cannot be bought!