4. Anxiety or Hypertension

hypertension

Ringing in the ears may be more than just an indication of tinnitus. Ringing of the ears can be an indication of a wide range of health conditions from anxiety to hypertension. In very rare cases, it can also be an indicator of a brain tumor. You don’t have to be concerned if your ears ring for a short period of time, especially after a concert. It is wise to check with a specialist if the ringing in your ears persists for a few minutes or longer.

Related: 11 Masked Symptoms of a Brain Tumor 

3. Allergies

allergies

Most allergy symptoms include a runny nose, watery eyes, itchy eyes, or red skin, and changes in your ears. If your ears become swollen, itchy, or feel muffled, then you might be suffering from allergies. You can take decongestants, drink plenty of fluids, and use a humidifier to get rid of the muffled feeling in your ears.

2. Oral Issues

temporomandibular joint disorder

Ear pain suffering may actually be caused by issues inside your mouth. People who experience ear pain may not have anything wrong with their ears. Some problems with jaw pain may be stemming from temporomandibular joint disorder. This joint connects your bones in your jaw to just below your ear. The pain is triggered when you move your jaw like while chewing or talking.

1. Predisposition to Illnesses

earwax

All that ear wax everyone thinks is gross is actually your ears providing protection against bacteria and other foreign bodies that want to enter through your ears. IT can also show if you are predisposed to certain illnesses. Just like certain infections can manifest in your blood or saliva, the DNA of illnesses like hepatitis can show up in ear wax. Sticky, wet ear wax is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer.

Your ears are such an important part of your body. If you begin to notice any changes to your ears, it is wise to seek out medical assistance. Do not try to take matters into your own hands.

Related: 6 Things Your Earwax is Trying to Tell You
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