Once a number of symptoms surface, you can’t help but think, do I have this, do I have that? When it comes to our health, we can’t help but worry. Although many symptoms are generally nothing serious, a diagnosis is now always as black and white as we’d like. There are a number of illnesses and diseases which are tough to diagnose, including the following ten.
1. Chronic Kidney Disease
Over time, chronic kidney disease gets worse. Unfortunately, many individuals do not notice any symptoms. In fact, the loss of kidney function may occur so slowly, that you do not realize something is wrong until your kidneys stop working. Within the final stage, dialysis or a transplant will be required. Since diabetes and hypertensions are the most common causes, it’s critical that you pay attention to your kidney health when affected by either of these conditions. Early on, you may experience headaches, nausea, weight loss, or fatigue. If you do not feel right and believe your kidney health is at risk, request a test to check creatinine levels.
Since diabetes and hypertensions are the most common causes, it’s critical that you pay attention to your kidney health when affected by either of these conditions. Early on, you may experience headaches, nausea, weight loss, or fatigue. If you do not feel right and believe your kidney health is at risk, request a test to check creatinine levels.
For those who suffer from osteoporosis, they often experience low bone mass and deteriorating bone tissue. Often known as the silent thief, this condition generally occurs without symptoms. Although bone loss may be occurring, a diagnosis isn’t often made until a fracture occurs. Unlike other conditions, you cannot physically feel your bones becoming thinner and more fragile. Once a break or fracture occurs, measuring bone density will help determine whether or not someone is at risk. As women reach menopause and changes occur in terms of estrogen levels, osteoporosis becomes more common.
This hereditary disease results in your body absorbing too much iron. Until recently, many physicians were taught that this condition was extremely rare, resulting in a misdiagnosis. To make matters worse, early symptoms are generally undiagnosed until significant damage becomes apparent. Not every individual will display all possible symptoms and symptoms may develop in a random order.
4. Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system. Although this disease is highly damaging, there isn’t a single test that can detect its development. Early symptoms do surface, however, they often mimic a number of other conditions, and they often change over time. If you experience blurry vision, weakness, unexplained tingling, muscle spasms, or any other abnormal impairment, seek medical attention immediately. There are a number of tests that may be administered after a physical examination, including an MRI. If a diagnosis is still not clear, a cerebrospinal fluid collection may be necessary.
Being one of the most common infectious diseases across the United States, this is one of the most dangerous STDs among the female population. In most cases (approximately two-thirds), women will not have any symptoms at all. It’s critical that you regularly get tested, especially if you’re sexually active. Annual screenings are highly recommended, ensuring that this disease is caught early. If left undiagnosed, chlamydia may develop into pelvic inflammatory disease, which can result in a wide range of future complications, especially in terms of pregnancy. It’s said that approximately 75 percent of cases occur in individuals younger than 25. If you are experiencing any abnormal discharge, bleeding, itching, cloudy urine, or lower abdominal pain, it’s critical that you provide a urine sample.