Most of us feel some kind of ear ringing every once in a while. Some as simple as a sporting event or concert could cause it. If the ringing never stops, this is a condition called tinnitus. Tinnitus can be caused by a number of sources, including noise exposure, stress, medication, and depression. For ideas and advice on preventing and treating tinnitus, keep reading.
If you suffer from tinnitus, it is important that you not panic. When people constantly hear ringing in their ears, they just assume that there is something wrong with them. However, tinnitus is not only a condition that is usually temporary, but it is also a condition that is not serious.
Food allergies can cause symptoms which mimic tinnitus, so watching what you’re eating or drinking when your symptoms are at their worst is a great idea to help you deal with the condition. For example, caffeine is known to cause ringing in the ears, vertigo, and other tinnitus-like symptoms in some people.
To avoid aggravating your tinnitus further, choose the foods you eat carefully. Salt, caffeine, artificial sweeteners, and sugar, can all make the symptoms of your tinnitus worse. If you don’t want to give up all these things, try eliminating them one at a time to find out which one, if any, is causing problems.
To stay positive in the face of your condition, seek out a tinnitus support group. It can be difficult for people to understand what you’re going through if they don’t have tinnitus themselves. Talking to people who really understand your struggles can be wonderful. If there’s not a support group in your area, try to find one online.
If tinnitus causes you problems when you’re trying to fall asleep, consider relaxation techniques. Meditation, deep breathing, and even yoga can help you to get your body completely relaxed so you can overcome the noise in your ears. I personally like to use deep breathing, because it helps me both forget the sound and also keeps my blood pressure low.
Avoid alcohol, caffeine and tobacco if you are a sufferer of tinnitus. These substances are known to act as nerve stimulants. Tinnitus is often caused by over-stimulated nerves sending a confused message to the brain, so adding to this is naturally something you should avoid. Removing these will also help your overall health, so their is no reason not to.
There is evidence that tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, is an inflammatory health condition. An anti-inflammatory diet is a good way to control your condition. Vegetables and fruits should compose the bulk of an anti-inflammatory diet. Those should be supplemented with foods such as the oils from flax seed and fish, like salmon, which are known to be anti-inflammatory.
As you now know, tinnitus can come from medical conditions, loud noise, medication and stress, or something as simple as build up of ear wax. It doesn’t matter what the cause is, the ringing is frustrating for anyone who suffers from it. Luckily, it is possible to treat and even cure tinnitus if the correct methods are taken. Speak to your doctor if your symptoms persist or worsen.