What Hiccups, Ringing Ears, Popping Joints And A Whistling Nose Mean For Your Health

Body sounds are usually an indication of a less or more serious medical condition or a need.

That stomach rumbling sound in your stomach could mean you need to have something to eat.

There are other bodily sounds you may be experiencing, here are some and what they actually mean.

1. Ringing in your ears

When exposed to loud music at a concert or even at home. You will hear a faint ringing in your ears. This ringing could also be caused by an ear condition known as tinnitus. This ear condition may be caused by infection or as a result of aging.

The ears normally send sound waves to the brain which receives the sound waves immediately and interprets them, when you have tinnitus the ear constantly sends faint sound waves to the brain as a result of the damage.

If you experience pain or vertigo then you should consult your doctor as it could be indicative of a form of neurological disease.

2. Your joints keep popping

You will hear a popping sound in your joints if you move or stand abruptly. The joints are lubricated by a fluid that helps to avoid our bones grinding themselves. If you have pain, stiffness or limited mobility after a popping of your joints then you may have ruptured a ligament.

Where the popping turns into grinding then you may be experiencing an early stage of osteoarthritis.

3. A whistling nose

Your nasal cavity may be blocked with mucus, this is the most common reason for a whistling nose. It could also mean that you have a tear in your cartilage that requires surgery if you have had a trauma to your nose. You will need to see your doctor and surgery may be prescribed.

4. You have hiccups

Hiccups are caused by an interruption in our breathing when this happens our diaphragm will start to spasm and hiccups arise. The phrenic and vagus which regulate our diaphragm and can be stimulated when we are excited, by our stomach after a meal or if we are on medication.

When you hold your breath for some time your lungs get filled with more carbon dioxide which relaxes your diaphragm and stops the hiccups. If you have an irritation of your nerves it could make your hiccups last for a period of 48 hours and in this case you will need to see your doctor. Hiccups could also be a symptom of stroke, if it comes with a shortness of breath or pain, it should never be ignored, and you should pay a visit to your doctor immediately.

Sources and References:
www.belmarrahealth.com — Original Article Source


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