Tinnitus Cures and Causes

Tinnitus (variously pronounced tin-NIGHT-us or TIN-i-tus) is noise—ringing, clicking, roaring—only you can hear.

The American Academy of Otolaryngology estimates 12% of the U.S. population suffers from tinnitus—that’s 36 million Americans. According to the Mayo Clinic, tinnitus “rarely is a warning of a serious problem” but it is a symptom—maybe of ear damage, maybe of anxiety, and maybe of something more serious such as high blood pressure, so it’s wise to consult your doctor.


CAUSES PREVENTIONS HEALINGS
Excess Sound
  • Monitor and honor how your ears feel.
  • Manage your sound levels.
  • Use ear protection.
  • Allow ample quiet time for recovery.
  • Follow a healing diet; including supplemental zinc may help.
  • Consult your doctor, particularly if you have experienced hearing loss.
Excess Ear Wax
  • Practice good ear hygiene.
  • Try an ear wax removal product.
  • Consult your doctor.
Anxiety or Stress
  • Accept what is.
  • Remove yourself from situations in which hyper-vigilance is required.
  • Learn to control your thinking with meditation and/or cognitive therapy.
  • Follow a healthy diet; including supplements vitamins B, C, E and calcium may help.
  • Try herbal therapy.
  • Consult your doctor to see if you would benefit from drug therapy such as anti-depressants.
Poorly Fitting Jaw
(TMD or TMJ disorder)
 
  • Reduce Stress.
  • Improve posture.
  • Perform special exercises designed to strengthen and align the jaw.
  • Consult a health provider trained in cranial adjustments.
  • Consult a TMJ specialist.
Sinus and/or Ear Infections
  • Manage allergies and illness.
  • Consult your doctor.
High Blood Pressure
High Cholesterol
  • Follow an anti-aging diet.
  • Get ample physical exercise.
  • Consult your doctor.
Vascular Problems
  • Follow an anti-aging diet.
  • Practice puppet posture.
  • Get ample physical exercise.
  • Eliminate vaso-constrictors such as caffeine.
  • Practice puppet posture (straight cervical spine and relaxed shoulders improve blood flow.)
  • Try herbal therapy.
  • Follow anti-aging regimen.
  • Consult your doctor.
Hyperthyroid (Graves’ Disease)
Meniere’s Syndrome
Other Medical Problems
  • Follow an anti-aging diet, making sure that you’re getting an ample amount of all nutrients including vitamin D.
  • Consult your doctor.
Various Drugs  
  • Watch out for vaso-restrictors.
  • Consult your doctor for a change in medication.
Aging  
  • Follow an anti-aging diet, including a wide array of supplements.
  • Get ample physical and mental exercise.
  • Try herbal therapy.
Accident  
  • Consult your doctor.
Health Tip
People with tinnitus are found to have lower levels of zinc and B-12. Get yours in a B-Complex plus Zinc and Vitamin C
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Health Tip
Hyper-thyroid can cause tinnitus, even before a hormone imbalance is detected. Vitamin D helps your body regulate thyroid. Get it naturally from
Cod Liver Oil


Information in these pages is not a substitute for visiting your doctor
and is not intended as medical advice.


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