Let’s start by explaining what tinnitus really is and that it is actually not a disease but a condition. Tinnitus is a buzzing in the ear or ears depending on the condition it is associated with. As such, tinnitus is not a disease in and of itself but is often a symptom of another disease or condition. Fortunately, tinnitus is not usually associated with serious health problems, but as a disorder it can significantly impair the quality of your life.
Which means it’s well worth trying to find the true cause of your tinnitus and to work to eliminate it as much as possible. The causes of tinnitus and its symptoms can be varied, some of them are dangerous and most often not.
Tinnitus can cause (or cause you to use):
- More antibiotics to try to get it under control
- Excessive use of aspirin if there’s pain associated with it
- High blood pressure
- Tumors on your head or neck
- Damage to the cervical spine
- Tinnitus as a chronic condition
Make sure to see a doctor if you get tinnitus that lasts more than two weeks to rule out any serious illnesses where tinnitus is just one of the symptoms. When your doctor rules out all serious illnesses and you’re diagnosed with tinnitus, make sure it is not the end for your comfortable life and do not allow yourself to get used to it. There is certainly a solution, you just have to choose the right one from further offered.
You can take some following options to alleviate the symptoms of tinnitus:
If possible, turn down the stress in your life, allow yourself to relax, don’t rush your life because you will catch the end too quickly.
Of course, there are also noise suppression devices and isolation from noisy environments can help if the symptoms are caused by external noises – you’ll know if that’s the case for you.
You can also switch to alternative treatments because conventional medicine definitely hasn’t answered all the questions.
For starters, try onions. They should be peeled and fried or baked in the oven for a while. Then, grate them and use the fluid that comes out in your ears. It sounds odd
There is also a tangerine tree, known as ginkgo, and you can take capsules containing herbal powder as they will help improve circulation and reduce tinnitus.
Next, enrich your diet with sardines, trout and peanuts, as they are rich in co-enzyme Q10, and recent scientific studies have shown that this co-enzyme is a key factor in the fight against tinnitus.
Make sure to avoid salty foods, as salt raises your blood pressure and can worsen pre-existing symptoms.
Avoid caffeine in any form, even in tea or soft drinks because it has the same effects as salt and increases blood pressure.
Of course, there are also cigarettes, whose key ingredient (tar) clogs blood vessels and leads to the same effect as excessive salt consumption. Hopefully you’re in the majority of the population who doesn’t smoke any more.
Another alternative is to use hypnosis. This is cheap (an MP3 download is the best way to start) and you can use it almost anywhere.
Hypnosis works with your subconscious mind to help tune out your tinnitus, ease the symptoms and generally help you to chill out. Try it here!