How Serious Tinnitus/Ringing in Ears Actually Is?
Tinnitus can be a serious pain in the ear when you have to put up with all that ringing going on inside your head. You are not alone, about 20% of people have this very same problem.
If you wonder where tinnitus comes from the answer is relatively simple. An ear injury, the natural aging process, problems with blood circulation and typical allergies and sinus problems are all very common culprits for ear ringing as well as the other sounds.
Tinnitus is mistakenly thought of as simply ringing but it can also cause other sounds that are disturbing, such as: buzzing, clicking, static as well as several others.
If the sounds are minor, there are over the counter remedies that can help such as: TRP Earring Relief which can be purchased at Walgreens for under $11 or Lipo-Flavonoid Plus Ear Health Supplement which can be purchased at Walmart for under $35.
If tinnitus flares up for no reason or is especially loud and disturbing it would be a better idea to see a doctor as soon as you can in case the problem is something more severe. Some forms of cancer or tumors can have the symptom of tinnitus.
It is true that there is no known cure for sounds that disturb our ear passages. However, there are some things you can do at home to help lessen the problem and some things you can avoid so you don't make the problem flare up or get worse.
You can reduce the sound produced by tinnitus by having some background noise around you like soft sounding music or television shows. Relaxing is a good way to relieve the symptoms as well because stress levels increase blood flow and increased blood flow increases the problems going on inside the eardrum.
Avoid chewing gum and loud noises that could cause the sounds to get louder or worsen. Avoiding the typical foods that are not especially good for you can actually help in preventing flare ups of tinnitus. Some of these foods include salt, alcoholic beverages, caffeine, some fruits as well as fast food that contains a lot of fat.
All in all, tinnitus can range from a mild annoyance to a symptom of something much more sever. The best way to deal with the horrible effects and disturbing sounds is to first make an appointment with your doctor to find out what is causing the problem to begin with.
If the sounds caused by tinnitus are not a symptom of something serious, your doctor might prescribe medications to help. If the doctor thinks your problem is manageable at home, you can use ear drops and OTC medications to keep the symptoms down to a minimum roar- no pun intended.
Remember that soft sounds can drown out minor flare ups while loud noises can cause the ringing to become unbearable. If the noise is accompanied by pain and your doctor says there's nothing causing it, get a second opinion because you may have a sinus infection that is causing the tinnitus flare up.
When all is said and done, tinnitus is not curable but it is manageable; by a doctor, at home treatments or both.
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