2. Obesity can cause eustachian tube dysfunction.
People who are obese have fatty deposits around their eustachian tubes. It will become difficult for them to hear because their eustachian tubes are blocked. The only way an obese person can get relief is by losing weight. Once he or she loses weight, the fatty deposits will go away.
If the eustachian tubes are still closed, the obese person can just yawn, swallow, or chew gum to open them. Being obese is already a serious problem because it can cause death. When it affects your hearing, it will make it difficult for get treatment because in order to open the eustachian tubes, a doctor may have to cut some of the fat out of the ear. This can be prevented by exercising and eating healthy.
It doesn’t cost anything to get rid of eustachian tube dysfunction, but with an obese person it’ll cost him or her because prescription medicine and surgery may have to be given.