- General Health
- 8 Months ago
Do Your Ears Ring?
The experience of hearing a ringing in your ears when there is no external sound present is one that many people experience at one time or another. This condition, know as tinnitus, is common but not well understood. It is that tinnitus is a symptom, not a disease, and can accompany many conditions of the body and mind.
Causes: Although tinnitus is a very common condition, the specific physiological trigger and subsequent cure remain a mystery. The ringing of the ears can accompany blows to the head, medications of varying types and doses, high blood pressure, noise exposure, earwax and tumours.
Side effects: One of the most frequently asked questions by sufferers of tinnitus is whether there are side effects, such as hearing loss, that result from ringing in the ears. The good news is that tinnitus itself does not create any further negative effects for sufferers. Even severe cases of the condition will leave no after effects when it subsides
Medical treatment: Although there is no cure for tinnitus, there are treatments that may alleviate tinnitus and provide some relief from persistent bouts. These treatments include hearing aids, cognitive therapy and drug therapy.
Home treatment: Home treatments of tinnitus include relaxation techniques, avoidance of stimulants such as caffeine and nicotine; and elimination of depressants like alcohol. Ample sleep also may prevent bouts of tinnitus.
If the ringing is accompanied with nausea and dizziness, then please consult a doctor!