5 common diseases that can kill you

Some widespread diseases, as innocent as they seem, can be lethal without proper treatment. These are what we call wolves in sheep's clothing. Once you contact the following, check in with your doctor for reassurance on your life. You wouldn’t want to die because of complacency on your current condition!

Common Cold

The common cold is a childhood disease you wouldn’t expect in this list.  It is an old disease with a long history of mutation, allowing it to bypass many medications. New strains are being discovered with one being a potential killer. There have been cases where healthy adults with a common cold end up in the ICU due to this new killer strain.

If you find yourself contracting a more serious common cold, this might be it. Worst case lethal scenario is you’ll get pneumonia or a secondary infection. Fortunately, it’s considered an uncommon disease.


The flu or influenza is a highly contagious viral disease affecting the nose, throat, and lungs.

If you contract the flu, you can die from your own immune system or from a secondary infection. When the flu virus enters your system, your immune system will act upon it and destroy it. However, immuno-deficient and other vulnerable people will have an overactive immune system targeting their own lungs resulting to death. Secondary infections include p


You may know a person that has asthma or maybe you, yourself, have asthma! It is as common as it is untreatable. Modern medicine can only offer short relief from symptoms such as coughing fits.

When you’ve got asthma, your airways become ultra-sensitive to certain triggers (e.g., dust, pollen, etc.). Asthma becomes deadly during the “attacks” in which the airway closes resulting to breathing difficulties. People without proper treatment can die from lack of oxygen during these attacks.


Measles was once a cause of viral wide epidemics. Nowadays, especially in developed countries, its potency has narrowed down through the vaccine. Unfortunately, there are still cases where deaths could still ensue. Serious complications attached to measles are encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) and pneumonia.


UTI or Urinary Tract Infections are more common for women so take note of these girls. UTI is a bacterial or fungal infection of the urinary tract. If left untreated, it will cause a secondary infection in your kidneys called sepsis. Sepsis is the one that could actually kill with one-third of its victims dying. The remaining two-thirds suffer serious aftermaths such as chronic fatigue, PTSD, and organ dysfunction.


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