Posted on: February 8, 2024
This month is heart health month. Heart health is crucial to our overall well-being, and our ears are no exception. Good heart health is linked to positive hearing health. In fact, cardiovascular conditions like hypertension (high blood pressure) may accelerate hearing loss.
Scientists believe this is because the inner ear is full of tiny blood vessels. Any disruption in blood flow to the inner ear can lead to tissue damage, which can result in hearing loss. So, you can add healthy ears to your list of reasons to maintain a healthy heart.
Some easy ways to help maintain your heart health include:
- Eating heart-healthy foods.
- Getting regular exercise.
- Reducing stress.
- Getting good quality sleep.
- Quitting smoking.
- Reducing alcohol consumption.
These are just a few ways to maintain a healthy heart; check out https://www.heartandstroke.ca/ for more information on heart disease prevention.
February is Heart Health Month, but your heart health matters all year round! Add these heart-healthy choices to your daily routine all year round to help maintain your overall health and well-being.
If you have any concerns about your hearing, let us know!
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