Snoring Could Be A Sign Of Heart Disease

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Snoring and some other quirks of this kind actually have a lot to do with the health of a person. A number of health indicators exist, in fact, as signs of a more serious problem but remain largely ignored because they are treated as quirks. Snoring, of course, is just one such quirk, according to The Sun. Others include long index finger, weak teeth, hair loss and changes in handwriting. As far as snoring is concerned, it’s not just an annoying habit but the throat obstructions which cause snoring are linked to a thickening of arteries in the neck. This can eventually lead to strokes and heart attacks if left unchecked. So it makes sense to consult a doctor if snoring is becoming an irritant. As for having an index finger longer than the ring finger, it suggests that the person is more likely to develop schizophrenia. Similarly, weak teeth are not merely a sign of damage caused by too much sugar but a symptom of stomach problems, such as acid reflux.Like us on Facebook Fifty Shades of Grey: Scientists Identify Gene Behind Greying Hair Balding could also be a sign of a serious health issue. It has actually been linked to prostrate cancer in men. As for changes in handwriting, the chances of it being a sign of the development of Parkinson’s disease are strong. That’s because handwriting changes occur due to stiffness in hands. Similarly, poor mathematics skills are considered an early warning sign of Alzheimer’s. Coming back to snoring, it’s not just heart disease that it may indicate but it could also be a sign of sleep apnea, since both are similar in nature. Both snoring and sleep apnea occur when muscles in the tongue and upper airway relax during sleep and cause either a partial or complete blockage of the airway. Photo Source: Flickr, Wikimedia