Damaging Effects of Tinnitus | Metro Hearing and Tinnitus Treatment Centre

The constant buzzing, hissing and ringing in your ears plagues you at all times of the day and night, making you depressed and anxious, driving you crazy. What would you not give to get help for tinnitus and to get your life back again? Well the great news is, you can with the new help for tinnitus that is now available. This article reveals just what it’s all about.

Around 66 million Americans suffer from tinnitus. Tinnitus has many causes, including inflammation of the ear, brain lesions, stress, Menieres disease, exposure to loud music and so the list goes on. Tinnitus is also experienced differently by different people. This is one of the reasons why doctors find tinnitus so difficult to treat. Have you ever been told by your doctor that you “just have to live with it”? The good news is that you don’t as help for tinnitus is finally here.

Tinnitus is not a disease. It’s just a sign that an area of the body is not working as it should. Find the cause of your tinnitus, what the body is not happy with and you will find the help for tinnitus you so desperately need. Very often where medication is causing the ringing or buzzing in the ears, a change of medication is all that’s required to stop it. In cases however where the cause of the ringing is not known, the most effective help for tinnitus is a long-term holistic approach where you take an active role in finding the cure for your T. This new holistic help for tinnitus is based around 3 areas:

Lifestyle Changes

Small changes in your lifestyle can make a big difference to volume and frequency of the sounds you are hearing. Your diet should include plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, protein and whole grains. Vitamins B1, 6 and 12, C and D are thought to reduce tinnitus symptoms as are the minerals, iron, zinc and manganese. Avoid citrus fruits, caffeine, alcohol and cut out processed and junk foods altogether. They contain high levels of salt, saturated fats and flavour enhancers which can constrict blood flow and oxygen to the inner ear. Keep a log of what you eat and if any food makes your symptoms worse, cut it out altogether.

Boosting your Immune System

Boosting your immune system will keep your whole body functioning well and keep illnesses away such as flu or strep sore throat that would make you T. worse. Take daily exercise even if it’s just a daily walk around the block. This and activities such as yoga and swimming will also reduce the stress you are understandably feeling. A good night’s sleep is one of the most difficult things to achieve when you are plagued with incessant buzzing and hissing but is something that really works wonders for a strong immune system. Try to take naps in the day, listen to white noise through an MP3 or use a white noise machine to mask unwanted sounds at night.

Alternative therapies and treatments

Alternative therapies and treatments used as part of a healthy lifestyle can reduce or completely eliminate tinnitus symptoms. Take the time to try them until you find a combination of treatments that work for you.

Consult professionals who have experience in dealing with tinnitus. A herbalist might prescribe herbs like coffee cruda, Echinacea or Sesame to reduce tinnitus symptoms and a herbal diuretic will reduce inflammation in the inner ear. Hypnotherapy is a very effective treatment if the brain is replaying a sound that is somehow linked to an emotion, for example through a traumatic event such as a car crash. Habituation can also bring help for tinnitus. Although there are few practitioners around, it really is worth the wait. This involves listening to white noises and training the brain not to register the noise.

Source by Orla Carr

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