How To Stop Tinnitus For Good
Tinnitus is the medical name given to the condition of perceiving ringing or whistling in the ears when there is no external sounds. The ringing can be mild to strong and occur by chance and temporarily or, conversely, become more constant. The appearance of these noises in the ears may be due to different causes, so it will be important to identify and initiate an appropriate treatment as it may be related to other more serious health problems. In the following OneHowTo article, we offer some recommendations on how to stop tinnitus for good and how to prevent these sounds from becoming more serious or intensified.
Buzzing or ringing can occur in isolated and temporary situations, but when this becomes a recurring and constant condition it can be very annoying and distressing for the patient and can even affect them severely and when sleeping or when trying to concentrate.
When this happens it is best to consult with a doctor as soon as possible to determine the exact cause of the tinnitus; this can be a symptom of various other conditions such as trauma, cervical contractures, hearing disorders or diseases of the ear, constant exposure to loud noises and circulatory problems among others.
Treatment will be determined by the cause of the ringing, so always it's always advisable to seek medical advice and follow the doctor's instructions. However, keeping in mind some of the triggers, in mild cases there are some guidelines that can be followed to try to remove the tinnitus and combat this annoying condition; take note of what we explain in the following steps.
In many cases, the onset of tinnitus or ringing in the ears is due to a build up of earwax, so it is advisable to focus on their cleaning and hygiene. To avoid any damage, it is best to only clean the area of the outer ear using a wet gauze or a small towel to remove excess wax. For the inner ear, do not use swabs or water to wash it out, it is preferable to use a sea water spray that you can find in pharmacies.
If there is wax that is blocking the inside the ear the doctor will advise you on the steps to take to unblock the ear.
It has been noted that arterial hypertension is also one of the common causes ringing in the ear. If suffering from tinnitus it is advisable to check your blood pressure levels and verify that they are within normal values. In addition, the doctor will specify if you need some kind of medication or if you just have to make some changes to your diet and general lifestyle. For hypertensive patients it is advisable to follow a low-sodium diet, avoid junk food, not drink alcohol, exercise regularly and maintain a healthy weight.
Stress and nervousness are also associated with tinnitus and although it is not a causative factor it does make it worse as humming or buzzing sounds may intensify. So if you are going through situations that generate a lot of stress, it is important that you learn to control your nerves and relax. To do this you can start doing relaxing activities such as yoga or pilates, do physical exercise, enjoy a professional massage from time to time or another form of relaxing treatment, etc.
In addition to these tips, there are other healthy habits that have to do with food that should also be taken into account to avoid ringing in the ears. It is advisable to stop drinking coffee and eating or drinking products with caffeine as this ingredient is a stimulant that worsens tinnitus. You should also avoid drinking alcohol and smoking.
Conversely, you should follow a healthy and balanced diet not missing foods rich in vitamin B as a lack of this vitamin may cause ringing in the ears and it is essential for the proper functioning of the nervous and immune systems.
When you suffer from tinnitus, you must also rest well and sleep enough hours (7 to 8 hours every day). And to prevent the humming from disrupting your rest during the night, a good option is to sleep with your head slightly elevated so that the noises are less noticeable.
It is also important to protect the ears properly by using earplugs if you have to expose yourself to loud sounds constantly.
This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.
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