When you suddenly hear some sounds coming from your stomach, you might be embarrassed in front of other people. However, out body always sends some signals to warn us that something is going on inside.
Namely, bodily sounds can be of great help and are actually really useful. After all, these sounds are the way our body communicates with us.
In general, they are harmless and should not concern you, yet if they are persistent, you might need to consult your doctor so as to examine the situation thoroughly.
This is what these body sounds mean:
If you’ve heard about the belief that you can cause arthritis if you crack your knuckles, we should inform you that it has been scientifically proven that it’s not true.
In our joints there is fluid that lubricates them. Yet, if you do some sudden movement, like standing up from a squatted positionyou may hear a pop.
If this popping goes along witha severe pain, stiffnessorreduced mobility, you may have suffered an injury or a ruptured ligament. Also, if this popping is developed into a grinding, it may possibly be a sign of an early stage of osteoarthritis.
If you listen to loud noises during your work, or ifyou go to a music concert, sometimes, you may hear a slight faint ringing in the ears. However, if you experience this regularlythis may be a warning sign of a symptom of tinnitus.
The main causes of tinnitus are infectionorsome ear damage, or the usual process of aging. Specifically, our ears send sound waves to our brain the moment they receive them, but in the case of tinnitus, because of the damage,our ears keep sending these signals to the brain.
Moreover, if this symptom is accompanied by painorvertigo,you should consult your doctor, since you may suffer from some neurological disease.
You’ve tried many ways to stop hiccups, like holding the breath, ordrinking water. But do you know what actually causes hiccups?
If there is an interruption when we breathe in, our diaphragm spasms and leads to hiccups. The vagus and phrenic diaphragm might control the diaphragm, and are activated by excitement, medications, or,after a meal,by the stomachs.
If you hold your breath for some time, you can actually stop the hiccups, because the larger amounts of carbon dioxide in the lungs relax the diaphragm.
However, if the hiccups last for more than 48 hours, you should consult your doctorsince it may be a symptom of an irritation of the nerves. Also, hiccups may be a warning sign in the case of stroke, so you mustn’t ignore it if it’s combined with shortness of breathorpain.
If you have a whistling nose, your airways are probably blocked because of excess mucus. However, if you have suffered some trauma on the nose,this might also be a symptom of a tear in the cartilage. In this case, you should consult your doctor, because this situation demands a surgery.