Iqbal Hussain Udaipurwala.
Incresing trend of swimming and water sports in Pakistan causing ear related problems.
J Bahria Uni Med Dental Coll Jan ;7(4):198-9.

Swimming and other water sports are the important human activities to keep them physically fit and vigorous. Pakistan has a population of over 183 million1 and millions of people are involved in swimming and other water sports activities in Pakistan. This trends is increasing tremendously in the recent past. There are many reasons for this increasing trend but following are the top most factors: · Increasing urbanization. · Increasing obesity and thus more people are involved in such activities. · Increasing facilities for swimming and water sports. At one end, these activities are very rewarding for their overall physical health but on the other hand it is causing higher incidence of different health related problems. There are many health risks related to the swimming and water sports such as the risk of drowning, trauma and injuries by microbiological, chemicals and physical agents. Among all these health related problems, ear is one of the body organ that is affected most.

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