Loss of Hearing Because of Secondhand Smoke

@yanzalong (5832)
Indonesia
May 21, 2012 8:40am CST
Secondhand smoke or cigarette smoke causes not only such diseases as lung cancer, hypertension, coronary problems, and more but also loss of hearing. If you smoke and have children, you'd better not smoke near them, or you'd be better off quitting it. Looking forward to hearing from you all about it. Thank you my dear mylotters.
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8 responses
• Pamplona, Spain
21 May 12
Me again, Wow loverbear that is some condition that you have there and are you okay? Do you have to have Surgery? To have found that out only last week too well I never that is really a bombshell for anyone I would say. Hope you are okay and they figure out what to do about it. Like you I grew up around secondhand smoke but I have not had those problems as such and I have had X-rays. xxx
@Loverbear (4929)
• United States
22 May 12
I have been put on a blood pressure lowering medication which has really helped control the problem. Before the medication I was tired all the time because the oxygenated blood couldn't get into my heart. What was happening was my muscle was constricting the artery and the blood flow was reduced to a trickle. Since the medication both the pain in my chest and my energy levels are incredible. The pain is gone during most of the day (it does come back at night, but I will mention it to the doctor when I see her in June). As one doctor stated, I am a heart attack waiting to happen. While the medication is helping I still have to be careful about how active I am and if I have chest pain I need to stop what I am doing and rest. My kind of problem doesn't happen to everyone, and the chances of the kind of pain and blood flow problem I am having is very very rare. It took a stress EKG, doppler ultrasound, ultra sound of my heart and a regular EKG to discover the problem. I was lucky because I had an asthma doctor that heard something in my heart and promptly referred me to have the tests. Then when the results came in it was only 10 days and I was back in the doctor's office getting the diagnosis and choice of treatments. Either the medication or open heart surgery. Of course I selected the medication option. Later, though, I may end up having to have the surgery if the medication fails to maintain the reduced pressure on the artery. But the biggest thing is that I am so much better and happier because more of the oxygenated blood is circulating through my system. Thank you for the hugs lovinangelsinstead!
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• Pamplona, Spain
22 May 12
Hiya loverbear, Life is so full of things that you would never even begin to think of would you? Asthma can show up so many things yes so thank God the Doctor is a very smart Guy and put you in the right hands. Have heard about something like that before a little Girl here was born with something like that but she was also Downs Syndrome as well and with some other thing the Doctors said it was a miracle just to see her alive. She was adopted by a very special kind of person and she lived through the love he gave her 24 hours a Day. She might not be cured but she is alive and that is saying something. With your kind of condition if the Medication controls it then that is great as well. I have had one of those EKG things done and the Doctor signed it with love lol as I am very lucky enough to have nothing wrong there but I thought that I did. Was all very scary I can tell you. Perhaps the medicine will keep it all under control I hope and that way you can be so much better than before. Woohoo for that smart Doctor I just wish that there were more of them. Take care now and don´t overdo it I am not much of an Athlete type either but I do walk an awful lot as well.xxx
• Pamplona, Spain
22 May 12
Hiya yanza, I have come back here to the top again to answer you as I had answered loverbear and realized that you had posted. We don´t have that problem now but we still have contamination problems which nobody seems to take very seriously at all and I find that quite astounding really. Its good to get rid of secondhand smoke but whatabout all the other things? They can be just as lethal the fumes out of the Traffic with the exhaust pipes that are half rotten? How many times have I had to walk behind a Car churning out loads of exhaust pipe smoke horrible I can tell you.xxx
@yanzalong (5832)
• Indonesia
23 May 12
I see. Smoke form the exhaust pipes are worse and more deadly than secondhand smoke. They are both dangerous to health. That happens to me too as I always ride my bike in the city. I can't avoid it.
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@mspitot (3834)
• Philippines
24 May 12
That is scary....my dad had quit smoking before but he's into it again. That is a good warning.
@Sanitary (3969)
• Singapore
24 May 12
I didn't know about that, and i can't see the link between second hand smoke and loss of hearing. That's something new to me since lung cancer is often associated with second hand smoking. As smoke is being inhaled into the body, it's understandable for complications within the body. But loss of hearing? It's more like bursting of ear drums, resulting in the loss. I'm confused while at the same time, curious.
@yanzalong (5832)
• Indonesia
24 May 12
Hi, Sanitary. I guess it's not in the sense of complete loss of hearing but rather the capability to hear clearly is sort of hindered due to secondhand smoke. Those who are not exposed to secondhand smoke can listen much better than those who have been oxposed to much secondhand smoke.
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• Pamplona, Spain
21 May 12
Hiya yanza, Secondhand smoke can cause so much damage to the general health of people and they might not even know about it either. I think its good for them to realize this I had not heard of hearing being affected by secondhand smoke that is a new one on me. I grew up with Smokers around me and have had no health problems as such either. I did get Whooping Cough when I was very small but recovered quite quickly considering there was not the medicene that there is now for this kind of ailment. Have never smoked because I don´t like the taste or the smell of it especially now because it neither tastes or smells like it used to. They have changed everything about it before I used to like the smell of a smoker´s pipe but only the smell but now it´s all too different.xxx
@yanzalong (5832)
• Indonesia
22 May 12
Neither have I. I can't stand the smell of secondhand smoke. When I was a child, I couldn't eat when someone nearby was smoking. Nice to hear from you, my friend.
@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
21 May 12
I did not know about the loss of hearing. I do not smoke but from what I saw and from what came over when I sat in a restaurant or where someone smoked heavily, the main effect was the odor and also the way it made me cough. So I would suppose for children it would be a high risk of breathing problems and of asthma. And I would expect the parents to be heavy smokers and breathe into their children's faces to get most of those bad effects. Puffing on one and the child being some distance away would not have any bad thing except on the smoker.
@yanzalong (5832)
• Indonesia
22 May 12
I haven't heard of it before either. But perhaps, it is not a total loss of hearing. If you compare those who smoke and who don't, their auditory function might be different. Both still can hear a voice but those who don't smoke probably hear better.
• United States
21 May 12
As I grow older I hear more and more a bout what second hand smoke can do. However, I know many now adults who's parents smoked who have no major health issues that are supposedly caused by second hand smoke. I do not smoke. It's just that all these studies seem like they have just popped up out of the blue. I mean it's like someone somewhere with lots of money doesn't like smokers so they are determined to wipe it out. Of course I mean someone as a collective being.
@yanzalong (5832)
• Indonesia
22 May 12
Thank for your response my friend. Probably loss of hearing due to secondhand smoke is not as bad as other diseases secondhand smoke causes. The undeniable bad impact of smoking on others are lung cancer, heart attack and perhaps hypertension.
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
28 May 12
Yanza, it is really pity to hear that second hand smoke can cause so much problem to those non smoker especially children. I always trying my best as not to bring my child nearby to those who are smoking. Because i know the effect of second hand smoke. But, this is the first time that i know through here, second hand smoke may even cause loss of hearing. Hope to read more useful articles from you.