Your cardiovascular health is a key factor in your overall health and well-being. Did you know that your hearing is connected to your heart? Discover how hearing and heart health are linked and how you can maintain a healthy heart in February.
How Is Heart Disease Connected to Hearing Loss?
Research has proven there is a link between heart disease and hearing loss. The ear holds several small arteries and requires a sufficient and rich blood flow to maintain proper function. When you have heart disease, your ears aren’t receiving the proper blood flow because the heart isn’t pumping enough blood to your ears. This can cause damage to different parts of the auditory system, often resulting in sensorineural hearing loss.
Hearing loss can be an early sign of heart disease and can indicate that there is something wrong with your cardiovascular health. If hearing loss doesn’t run in your family and you are suddenly experiencing difficulty with your hearing, then you should visit a hearing specialist. A hearing specialist can test your hearing and determine what has caused your hearing loss.
How You Can Help Prevent Heart Disease
It’s important to practice good cardiovascular health. Follow these tips to ensure you are living a healthy and balanced lifestyle and to potentially prevent heart disease.
- Eat a healthy diet
- Stay active
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke
- Control your cholesterol and blood pressure
- Limit your alcohol intake
- Manage stress
- Visit a physician on an annual basis
These tips are a great way to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle, which is a key factor in preventing heart disease.
Another important tip in being proactive about your heart health is to come in for regular hearing tests. Because heart disease can lead to hearing loss, it’s important to have your hearing checked on an annual basis. We can catch any signs of hearing loss early and help you discover the cause.
Stay Proactive About Your Health
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