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What Your Ears Say About Your Health


Have you ever sat back and thought about your ears? How they look, what shape they have, etc? As it turns out, our ears do much more than just hearing. They regulate balance and send information about our head position to the brain. Everything about our ears is important, starting from the way they look to the amount of wax they produce. All these occurrences can be descriptive about our overall health and we must keep them under scrutiny.

Here’s all what our ears say about our health:


Diagonal crease in ears could be related to a heart disease

According to a study published in The American Journal of Cardiology, people with a diagonal earlobe crease are more likely to show signs of heart disease than the ones who have wrinkle-free ears.

Hearing loss could be linked with diabetes

Many people can suffer from hearing loss. The condition of hearing loss can be indicative of diabetes in a person. There are studies which mention that hearing loss is more common in people who suffer from diabetes as compared to those who don’t suffer from diabetes. Also, diabetic patients are more prone to risks of ear infections.

Pain in the ears can be related to your jaws

A disorder of the temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, which connects your jaw to bones that sit in front of each ear, can be the reason why many people feel pain in the ear while chewing or even talking. People who experience continuous pain in ears should consult an ENT (Ears, Nose and Throat) specialist.

Ringing ears can mean high-BP/brain tumour

There can be as many as 200 problems which can be caused by the ringing sensation in the ears, including anxiety, depression, high-blood pressure, or brain tumour. If it is not worrisome if it is only for a short period of time. If it continues for a few months, you must consult a doctor.

Earwax can detect diseases

Earwax, which acts as a lubricant and antibacterial shield that prevents icky things from getting into your ear, can be helpful in detecting many diseases. Experts say that the DNA of some diseases, like hepatitis, may show up in earwax, just the way other infections manifest in blood or saliva.