In the field of medicine there are multiple medical conditions that can be detected after presenting symptoms. Patients can attest to them because for various periods of time they experience sensations and discomfort that indicate a significant change in the functioning of the body. Similarly, doctors can identify them through various methods that can provide quantitative and qualitative results.

However, a part of the medical conditions identified to date present the particularity of being asymptomatic. This means that no signs or changes in the patient’s health can be observed , the causes for this to occur are diverse.

What is asymptomatic? 

The term asymptomatic in medicine to refer to conditions such as diseases and other pathologies that are characterized by not presenting symptoms that are easy to detect. This means that there are conditions that can harm the state of health, without the body showing signs of the changes that have occurred.

The word has its etymological origin in the Latin word “symptoma” which can be translated as an indication or sign of something that may happen in the future. Usually zero will be used in the medical field to refer to the lack of evidence of the existence of a disease. Although it can also refer to the phenomena narrated subjectively deformed by the patients, these can warn of the existence of an anomaly in the organism

Most of the grape diseases are being heard from a process derived from an alteration of the ontological state of health. Consequently, it can be stated that diseases are generated from intrinsic and external factors to the body.

As for asymptomatic conditions , patients often turn to the doctor indicating the suffering of changes that only they can notice. However, from the point of view or from the medical dictate there are no clear indications of the existence of a specific disease. When an individual a is asymptomatic and recovers from a disorder, they will no longer experience those symptoms that you previously described.

Diseases that do not generate symptoms tend to go unnoticed , a small percentage of patients manage to notice them. In this sense, asymptomatic diseases can only be detected after having carried out multiple medical tests to verify them.

What are their characteristics? 

The main characteristic of asymptomatic diseases and conditions is the lack of symptoms. In short, these are conditions that are not detectable because the symptoms are not noticeable. People who have developed a disease usually consider that they are in good health, however some of them could detect small changes to which generally they are not paid much attention.

Other common features of asymptomatic diseases are described below. It is important to mention that performing routine medical examinations helps that they can be detected in time. These are its characteristics:

  • Asymptomatic conditions can eventually develop symptoms. This occurs late and for various reasons, it will be necessary to wait as the evolution of the patient’s condition occurs to provide the required treatment.
  • They can heal on their own or instead turn into benign conditions.
  • It is necessary to carry out medical tests for its detection, in some occasions it is possible that the results are not conclusive .
  • They are usually conditions that require prolonged treatments for long periods of time . This is due to the possibility of not being detected in time, to avoid developing later medical problems it is usually recommended to carry out routine medical examinations.
  • There are asymptomatic conditions of the infectious type that can spread to other people. This occurs through direct contact with the patient or with contact with substances in the body such as saliva. The infection occurs unnoticed.

In some cases it is considered that the lack of symptoms may be due to a particular reaction of the person’s body. In other words, it is possible that the good health of the patient allows him not to react negatively. The system is capable of effectively counteracting its effects. For example, individuals who do not have defenses and their immune systems are depressed are more likely to show symptoms that are easier to detect.


There are several examples of diseases and conditions considered asymptomatic. Some experts consider them to be more chronic or severe compared to those that are symptomatic. They are due to the fact that by not detecting in time and providing adequate treatment, it becomes more difficult to have a positive recovery prognosis.


They are characterized by causing widening of the arterial walls , consequently internal bleeding can occur. The arteries can break due to the process, but it can also affect the aorta, this is the main artery that supplies blood to the heart and other areas of the chest and abdomen. It even affects the blood supply to the brain.

Being is a condition that often goes unnoticed and that can only begin to be treated after a stroke has occurred . Doctors decide to use a variety of tests that can detect a ruptured artery or aorta. It usually administers zero drugs, although in the most serious cases an emergency surgery will be performed.


Here are integrated various disorders that cause damage to the optic nerve, as a consequence can cause loss of vision. It begins from the increase in the pressure of the fluid that is inside the eye, when this occurs select the main nerve.

People who later develop this condition often lose their peripheral vision, eventually losing their sight completely. Although it is an asymptomatic condition, it can be detected early by performing monthly or annual comprehensive exams of the organ.

Arterial hypertension

It is characterized by the increased force of blood flow, which creates pressure on the arterial walls . When the mean value of blood pressure rises considerably, hypertension is diagnosed, but only from this is possible when the necessary tests are occasionally applied.

Usually people do not have symptoms despite being a serious condition. It has multiple consequences such as heart and kidney failure, but it is also associated with strokes and heart attacks. Medications are usually administered to control pressure, although it is also important to improve diet and lead a healthy lifestyle.

There are also asymptomatic infections which are often referred to as subclinical infections . Most mental illnesses can also be included here because a clinical diagnosis is required to detect them.

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Alexa Clark specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She has experience in listening and welcoming in Individual Therapy and Couples Therapy. It meets demands such as generalized anxiety, professional, love and family conflicts, stress, depression, sexual dysfunction, grief, and adolescents from 15 years of age. Over the years, She felt the need to conduct the psychotherapy sessions with subtlety since She understands that the psychologist acts as a facilitator of self-understanding and self-acceptance, valuing each person's respect, uniqueness, and acceptance.

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