13 Noises Your Body Makes & What They Mean

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You must know that the human body produces a curious symphony of sounds, and you should agree that it can get kind of scary at times. However, according to experts, it is a normal thing and there is absolutely nothing to be worried about these sounds.

Every human being faces this little problem, and to deal with it, you should be aware of the reasons as to why it occurs. From the rumbling in your tummy to the popping of a joint, some of these noises are normal (if slightly embarrassing) and, in some cases, they can sound like an alarm bell.

Studies state that people pass wind or fart due to the extra gas present in the intestines. This mixture contains methane, nitrogen and hydrogen gases, which need to be expelled through your rectum. At the same time, the other similar noise our body makes is blenching, which again is another way in which gas is expelled from the body.

Likewise, there are few more weird noises that our body makes every single day. If you have noticed any of these noises in your body, we think you should read on to figure out why these sounds take place. On the other hand, if any of these noises exceed and cause more discomfort in the body, it is advisable to visit a doctor, as it could be linked to another health condition.

So, read on to find out more about your body:

Struggling Whopping Cough:

This strange sound is made when a patient is trying to inhale air through an inflamed airway passage, following coughing spasms. It becomes severe in the night, especially if the patient suffers from wheezing. This cough is contagious if infected, so it is wise not to ignore the sound of it.

Snorting:

Snorting is associated with sleep apnoea, a condition in which the airway frequently collapses. If this condition doesn't reduce, you should seek help from a doctor.

Wheezing:

When breathing becomes difficult due to inflamed lungs, the patient forcefully breathes in air and thus a sound is emitted from the mouth. This strange sound can be alarming and a patient suffering from this needs to be treated immediately.

Popping Joints:

Popping joints are uncanny and the reason behind joints making that peculiar sound is because the pressure in a healthy joint changes and the fluid may form bubbles that pop to create a sound. If this popping is accompanied with a pain, it is best to seek help from an orthopaedic surgeon.

Vaginal Wind:

Vaginal wind is another noise your body makes, especially during an intercourse. Air is passed in and thrown out from the vagina. This is not a serious condition and it happens only occasionally.

Farting:

Farting is often a melodious indicator that your gut flora are digesting high-fibre foods. This noise cannot be prevented, and this gas has to be expelled to avoid other problems.

Rumbling Tummy:

This belly noise is actually the sound of air and fluid, as the muscles move in the digestive tract. With this noise, you will also experience cramping and repeated belching too.

Hiccups:

Hiccups occur when your diaphragm spasms, causing an inhale that's abruptly stopped by the glottis. This weird body noise can be stopped by inhaling air through the mouth and exhaling it after 5 seconds with a loud burp. If it persists for more than 48 hours, seek medical help.

Belching:

Belching: Belching is the sound of air escaping from your stomach. This is usually witnessed after eating and it can be stopped by drinking sips of water.

Ringing Ears:

Ringing ears is a common problem and it is commonly known as tinnitus. It can become infectious, and it can even damage the ear drum if the problem lasts longer than a day.

Whooshing Ears:

This sound occurs when you're lying with your head on a pillow. It could be blood moving through your carotid artery and jugular vein, which run behind your ear. The sound increases when your ears are blocked, and it can be treated however with ear drops.

Sneezing:

Have you ever sneezed and wondered why you do so? According to science, sneezing can occur due to sudden exposure to bright light or a virus infection, which can stimulate a reflex response running from the brain to diaphragm.

Whistling Nose:

Whistling is a sign of airflow obstruction and may mean excess mucus that is present in the lining of your nasal passages. You can clear this problem with the help of nasal drops, and if the problem exceeds over a day, a visit to the doctor will do no harm.

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Story first published: Thursday, January 14, 2016, 10:00 [IST]
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