Tinnitus...what is it and what can you do about it?

June 2010, Xtend-Life Expert

Summary

Tinnitus is a medical name for ringing ears. It is actually any kind of ringing, buzzing, whizzing, hiss like sounds or even any other sound you are hearing on an ongoing basis, that has no outer source. It may originate from any part of your ear or from the brain.

Tinnitus is a medical name for ringing ears. It is actually any kind of ringing, buzzing, whizzing, hiss-like sounds or even any other sound you are hearing on an ongoing basis, that has no outer source. It may originate from any part of your ear or from the brain.

Probably the most common cause of tinnitus is the harm brought on by constant exposure to loud sound. The ears really don't discern between that which you call your favorite music being blasted through your earphones and what we call industrial noise - both of them can result in the identical measure of harm!

The next most common cause of tinnitus is actually tension. The third most common reason for ringing of the ears is persistent sinusitis, regardless of whether a result of allergy, infection, or general internal congestion or inflammation.

Another surprising cause can commonly come from prescription medication use. For example, there exists a clear link concerning excessive use of aspirin and resulting tinnitus. Other drugs may have a similar side effect if used long-term.

Tinnitus, in the form and from the causes described above, occurs in both ears. If you only have tinnitus in one ear it is important to get this checked out by your doctor as there is likely to be another unrelated cause.

If it is in both ears and you wish to look at dealing with this problem effectively and for an actual long-term resolution yourself, the first issue is to look at potential causes. Is it due to an allergy, such as the aforementioned sinusitis (related to inflammation and allergy) in which case this is the area of concentrated herbal treatment. Or is it from another cause such as industrial noise, other related health condition, etc...as I described above? If so, these causes need tackling first.

I would highly advise one product from our Total Balance range and one from our Omega 3/DHA range as a good start, to try to help balance systemic behavior overall and help to improve immunity function to tackle the problem. (Immu-Stay can also be added, at a lower dose or intermittently at a higher dose, for additional immune system boosting power on top of Total Balance for this cause).

The ingredients in Total Balance…Vitamin A, Vitamin C, the B group vitamins, Vitamin E, and Zinc, are all included in typical treatments for this type of problem, as well as general immune system function, so they may help balance this for you for better protection.

Other ingredients in Total Balance, such as Ginkgo, are also included as successful tinnitus treatments, so this may be additionally helpful.

At the same time, a fuller dose of Omega 3/DHA, at 4 soft gels (even up to 6) per day for example, may help to reduce inflammation more effectively.

Further advice would really depend on the potential cause of the problem and should be advised on individually.

Along with the above, it is important to ensure that your diet is optimal - raw/steamed veg, fruits, nuts, seeds, lentils, fish, whole grains, spinach, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and even onion juice; that your pure fluid intake is high - water, vegetable juicing, 2+ liters per day; that you maintain plenty of regular daily exercise. This all helps as a foundation to any supplement regime.

Often people with tinnitus visit their physician for help but are usually told that there is nothing actually physically wrong, and as a result just need to learn to live with tinnitus. This is a common situation that I come across. My response to this is simply “Don't Give Up!” There is natural help out there that can and does work!

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