Doctors take a look at certain body parts in order to have an idea on the current condition of our other body parts. Take for example your ears — other than for hearing, experts say that it can reveal some of the things that are taking place within you. In this article, we will discuss health concerns that your ears might be telling you about.
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According to medical professionals, having wet earwax may mean that you are at higher risk of suffering from breast cancer than those with dry earwax. That’s because people who have earwax with high moisture content is likely to have the gene that scientists link to the development of breast cancer.
The same gene is also responsible for having smelly armpits. So in others words, wet earwax and smelly underarms are not an excellent combination — having both of them may mean that you may suffer from breast cancer one day.
However, don’t lose hope if your earwax is wet. Doctors explain that just because you have that gene that makes your earwax wet doesn’t mean right away you are bound to end up with breast cancer. One should still take into consideration other risk factors for breast cancer such as age, obesity and late or no pregnancy.
Can you spot a diagonal crease right where you put your earrings? According to medical professionals, you may be at high risk of suffering from cardiovascular disorder.
Doctors are not really sure about the connection between having an earlobe crease and heart disease, which was first published back in 1989 in the British Heart Journal. However, they believe that it has something to do with the fact that changes in the blood vessels of the ear could reflect changes in the blood vessels near the heart.
By the way, earlobe crease is also a classic symptom of what’s known as Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome. Classified as a type of an overgrowth syndrome, it is a condition that affects many different parts of the body. Experts say that babies who have Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome are generally larger than average and continue to grow at an unusual rate.
Experts refer to it as tinnitus, but everybody else calls it ringing in the ears. Actually, many other types of sounds may be perceived by an individual who is suffering from tinnitus aside from ringing. Some of them include whistling, hissing, chirping and buzzing, depending on the reason behind this strange ear condition.
Usually, tinnitus is due to exposure to loud sounds, earwax blockages, and hearing loss related to aging. However, there are times, too, in which tinnitus could be due to heart-related matters.
For instance, doctors say that you may have tinnitus if you are suffering from atherosclerosis, which is a disease that is characterized by the deposition of fatty material (plaque) on the inner walls of the arteries. In some cases, tinnitus is brought about by high blood pressure or hypertension.
It’s not unlikely for your earlobes to turn red each time that you are feeling shy or enraged. However, having red ears all the time could be an indicator of a serious health problem, according to medical experts.
Commonly, having red ears can be linked to adrenal insufficiency. Your adrenal glands are glands that sit on each of your kidneys, and their task is to manufacture and secrete adrenaline, a hormone that primes the body during a stressful situation or the fight or flight response.
Aside from having red-colored ear lobes, many other symptoms can be associated with adrenal insufficiency. Some of them include low blood pressure or hypotension, unintended weight loss and kidney failure. Adrenal insufficiency can be confirmed by having your blood and urine samples sent to the laboratory.