4 Common Conditions That Can Be Deadly If Untreated
While most common ailments don’t pose any serious risks to individuals, there are some that – if left untreated – can quickly become fatal. This can be especially true for the elderly, who are vulnerable and rely on their caregivers to provide accurate diagnoses and treatment.
Here is a list of the most common ailments that can quickly become fatal if left untreated:
Asthma is a respiratory condition, which causes spasms in the lungs. This in turn causes difficulty in breathing. While it is not uncommon for people to suffer from this type of reaction, if the symptoms are not treated right away, the consequences can be quite dangerous. Asthma attacks can be serious, which is why it is important for you to work with your doctor to control your symptoms.
Nausea, Diarrhea, and Vomiting
Medical conditions such as nausea, diarrhea and vomiting are often overwritten as common ailments that we experience from time to time which may (or may not) require a visit to the doctor. But did you know that these symptoms can be related to other diseases and conditions? These conditions (such as kidney disease) may be a cause for the symptoms, or they may be a condition, which puts you at a heightened risk.
A sinus infection can lead to deadly complications due entirely to the location of the infection itself. When an untreated sinus infection occurs, a more serious condition may result, such as an infection that spreads to the eye socket and the surrounding areas.
Urinary Tract Infection
Urinary tract infections aren’t typically serious enough to be labeled as “fatal”, but they can become life-threatening if the infection makes its way into the kidneys. If a urinary tract infection is left untreated, a kidney infection can cause blood poisoning, which can be fatal, and it can also cause permanent kidney damage.
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