You're well aware of the common health issues you face when you're overweight or obese.
Your overall health takes a dive and you're likely to suffer from:
· Heart disease;
· Breathing problems;
· Stomach issues; and
· Vision problems.
But now you can add another serious health issue to the list: Hearing... ››› more
Relaxing in a candle lit bathroom with a full bubble bath and a glass of red wine might sound glorious, but here's the thing: It can leave you unable to hear at all!
While it's not permanent hearing loss you'll suffer, you could develop severe pain, discharge from your ear and deafness just because of your bubble bath!
It's all because of your ear health. If you have a small scratch along ... ››› more
You wake up one day and you can't hear in one ear. You start panicking and wiggle your finger inside your eat to see if it unblocks.
When nothing happens, the real panic sets in: Are you suddenly deaf?
Probably not! It might just be a build up of earwax that's causing a blockage.
Don't believe me?
It's quite common, actually.
People who clean their ears with earbuds too often a... ››› more
Some medications can cause you to lose your ability to hear - permanently.
The most common one is antibiotics.
And the scary thing about this is, because of common colds or the flu, you're likely to get an antibiotic prescription from your doctor every six months. But has he ever told you about the risk factors associated with use?
Not only is overuse of these common meds leaving bacte... ››› more
The quickest way to satisfy your lunchtime hunger is to order something off the takeaway menu while you're sitting at your desk.
You know this convenience might make you fat, but you don't really care, do you?
But did you know it could make you deaf?
You read that right! I said deaf!
In 2013, the International Journal of Audiology showed there's a connection between what you eat an... ››› more
Eating too many sweet and sugary treats destroys your health. Especially if you're overweight and are on the brink of diabetes, say experts.
And while you know how your cells become resistant to insulin and your body responds by increasing the levels when you eat too much sugar and are carrying extra weight, did you know it also affects your ears and your ability to hear properly?
That's ... ››› more
The World Health Organisation (WHO) released a statement three years ago stating that because of the growing number of cases of hearing loss, it's going to be one of the leading forms of disability in the near future.
In fact, in just 15 years, they suspect that it's going to be in the top ten forms of disability.
While there are many factors - like high loud noise damage, infection, etc... ››› more
Obesity causes hearing loss, says a recent study.
Especially when the extra weight is around your belly!
A 20 year long study showed how and increase in your BMI waist circumference raises your risk of hearing loss. And as these two factors go up, so does your risk!
The heavier you are, the more likely you are to suffer hearing loss
38,000 women took part in the study, which r... ››› more
Your ears and eyes are probably two of the most important organs that allow you to experience the outside world.
Without them, it would be a dark and silent world.
And while you might not think about your ears at all throughout the day as they bring you all the sounds of things happening around you, they're really important and you'd miss them if they weren't there.
Because of their... ››› more
There are a number of similarities between Alzheimer's and hearing loss. And often it results in patients receiving the diagnosis that they have Alzheimer's - while the true problem - goes undetected and undiagnosed.
It sounds ridiculous, but it's true!
Because both conditions present in similar ways, a doctor could diagnose your loved one with Alzheimer's if they start to act strangely b... ››› more
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