Tinnitus

January 7th, 2015

 

Tinnitus is a medical term that refers to the impression that your ears are ringing. If you experience this frequently, you have tinnitus and there are a few things you could do to get rid of it. First of all, you should know that tinnitus could be a sign of a more serious condition. Cybernurse will help you determine how bad your tinnitus is. Talk to your doctor about getting a blood test to check your zinc level as this has been linked to tinnitus in some cases.

Don't retreat to your bedroom until you are ready to go to sleep. Its better to stay up and watch a movie, play games, read or do something to take your mind off it and then go to bed when you are tired enough to get straight to sleep rather than lying in bed suffering. One good strategy to put up with the symptoms is top try and imagine that the sound is coming from somewhere outside of you and this will help you to relax and ignore it better, rather than allowing yourself to go mad thinking about the sound that's in your head you can't get rid of.

This improves your mood and blood pressure. Keep calm. Stay calm and relax so that it is easier to think of other things. You need to avoid stress at all times, as tinnitus will usually worsen when you are stressed. As it is only occasionally linked to other illnesses it is just  going to make matters worse if you worry about things. Don't just give up on your treatment straight away if the symptoms are persisting. You need to be patient and allow time for the symptoms to slowly recede, understand that this is a condition that is complicated and that it affects your whole outlook on life so it needs time and an understanding attitude.

Coffee, alcohol and any other stimulants or drugs should be avoided as they will tend to worsen the symptoms, also you may need to cut down on fizzy drinks and chocolate as these are known triggers also. Certain medications such as decongestants and inhalers unfortunately have been known to be connected with the onset of symptoms with some tinnitus sufferers as well. There are millions of tinnitus sufferers in the world, it is important that you let your family, friends and work colleagues know about your condition. Explain to them how hard it is for you to handle stress, loud noises or certain foods.  Do your best to not pay attention to the noises that you hear from your tinnitus. The more you are able to ignore it the better as in some cases the symptoms never really go away for good so it may be the only course of action open to you.

Do whatever you can to reduce stress in your life to improve your tinnitus symptoms. Avoid allowing yourself to feel worried or anxious about anything as stress will always make your symptoms worsen, look for ways to relax and avoid tension. It's important to discover what is triggering the symptoms and try different approaches and therapies to overcome it. The worst thing to do is to surrender to it, you have to view it as serious and worth tackling with every type of remedy you can find as it is possible to eradicate the symptoms completely and if not, at least find a way to comfortably live with it. You can find out more about tinnitus and how to combat it at the British Tinnitus Association's web site.