Ringing Ear or Tinnitus – Natural Treatment Methods

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Ringing ear or tinnitus is a relatively common symptom that affects a lot of people. It must be understood that tinnitus is not really an illness or a medical condition but rather a symptom or manifestation of an underlying problem. There are many known causes of tinnitus and the severity vary from mild, moderate to severe. Treatment options are also available which aim to relieve the bothersome and disturbing symptom which tends to affect the person involved throughout the day and even at night.

The term "ringing ear" is the most common way of describing tinnitus. Affected individuals characterize the sensation as hissing, ringing or loud pitched. It is primarily due to damage in the inner, middle or outer ear as well as the tiny hair-like projections within the ear that act as sensory receptors. Causes of tinnitus include prolonged exposure to heavy noise, obstruction to the ears due to excessive ear wax, stress and anxiety, side effects of some medications like aspirin, colds and viral infection and old age among many others.

Treatment varies depending upon the patient's case. There are also innovative and advanced treatment procedures that aim to help people manage tinnitus better such as Tinnitus Retraining Therapy or TRT. Although this is one of the most promising treatment options to consider, the therapy itself lasts for one to two years.

For those who prefer to try natural methods first in treating their ringing ear or tinnitus, it is best to determine the cause of the problem. Consulting an ear, nose and throat (ENT) doctor is highly recommended to get an accurate diagnosis. If the cause is secondary to prolonged exposure to heavy noise, then it is best to avoid being exposed to the same environment again to prevent further damage to the ears.

If the tinnitus is secondary to side effects of some medications, then it is best to have this addressed by the doctor for possible adjustment of dosage or change in the drug of choice. There are many other causes to consider and the most effective treatment or management is the one that directly addresses the diagnosis or the one that is most focused to the problem.

There are some cases of ringing ear or tinnitus which have unknown causes. Experts suggest intake of magnesium supplement preferably 500-1000mg as well as Gingko Biloba which has properties that help increase blood circulation. Some also suggest diet and lifestyle modifications. It is best to cut down on certain kinds of foods such as salty foods, too much of dairy products and foods that are high in sugar content; caffeine, tea and alcohol; processed foods, fatty foods and foods that are high in saturated fats. It is also best to have a diet that contains a lot of quality protein and to increase intake of fresh fruits and vegetables.

Stress and anxiety are also known as common causes of ringing ear or tinnitus. In such cases, it is best for the patient to learn how to perform meditation exercises and relaxation techniques. Those who have sedentary lifestyle must initiate an exercise regimen to release the stress. The treatment is focused on achieving wellness. Other suggested methods to treat tinnitus secondary to stress and anxiety are psychotherapy exercises, yoga and deep breathing.


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This article was published on 2010/11/23