Is there a true tinnitus cure?
Tinnitus manifests itself in many forms, and can be related to a number of aspects of our lives. To decide the right cure for your tinnitus, it is important for those treating it to know the reason behind it.
The truth is that a genuine ‘cure’ for tinnitus is, in many cases, unavailable, but the condition can be treated and the sufferer relieved of their symptoms to a satisfactory degree.
Watch for high blood pressure
Some tinnitus can be localised in time, such as the tinnitus that occurs within us all when we have completed a strenuous workout or a heavy job. This is caused by the increase in the speed of the blood being pumped around your body, and should pass once the heart returns to its regular rate. If this type of pulsating, throbbing tinnitus persists, it is advisable to seek medical advice, and the cause will likely be diagnosed as high blood pressure, for which treatment is available and successful.
Other tinnitus can be related to various situations and problems, and the most common causes of such are from hearing loss, and from stress related incidences.
Have your hearing checked
It is not unusual for people to suffer some hearing loss with age and not notice, but it is frequently the case that a loss of a small amount of hearing will be accompanied by the onset of tinnitus. This may be because the tinnitus was always present, but the reduced capacity of the ear has enabled it to be more prominent over the sounds that the individual can hear. The cure here is to be fitted with a hearing aid, and your doctor will be more than happy to refer you to a consultant to have the relevant tests carried out.
Keep life stress free
Stress is a prime cause of tinnitus, and in cases where this is the case the removal of the cause of the stress is the aim.
Many of us have lives that, at some point or other, become stressful, or we undergo phases of our life that cause us anxiety, and stress related illnesses are among the most common known in the modern world.
Tinnitus that accompanies stress can be treated by attacking the stress, and a popular method these days is the prescription of anti-depressant drugs. There are many on the market, and they work by encouraging the hormones that affect our brains to work in a more efficient manner, thus eliminating the stressful elements and making daily life more bearable in difficult times.
It has been found that people suffering from the onset of tinnitus can be aided by such drugs, and you doctor may wish to prescribe you a trial run of one of the many available in order to see if it is right for you.
Home remedies you can try for ringing in the ears
There are home remedies you can try in order to cure tinnitus, too, and a widely recommended method is a period of relaxation, plus listening to quiet soothing music, preferably before one goes to bed, the time when tinnitus is least masked by everyday noise and, thus, at its most noticeable.
Also recommended are methods in which the sufferer is taught to direct his or her concentration away from the tinnitus, and hence removing its prominence from the sounds and occurrences around us.