Got Tinnitus? Here’s What You Can Do
The term “tinnitus” is Latin based and roughly translates to mean ringing or tinkling like a bell. This is a very apt term for a condition that is described as a persistent ringing noise in the ear. This article was designed to help you reduce the negative effects of this troublesome condition.
If you’re at your wits end with tinnitus you can use this trick which has worked well for me: imagine the sound you hear is actually being made by an appliance near by, like a humidifier. Imagine the humidifier getting further and further away, and appreciate how the sound is getting quieter and quieter. After a while you’ll notice the sound is tolerable again.
If your tinnitus is excruciating and your doctors are unable to help you, try Eastern and alternative techniques. The human body is not fully understood by Western medicine, despite its many wonderful advances. Hypnosis, Yoga, Tai Chi, acupuncture and even Reiki all have relieved tinnitus for some sufferers over the years.
Tinnitus can cause people to feel isolated and without hope. There is no cure and there is a perception by some that it is not a debilitating condition. You need to always cling to the positives and push out the negative aspects of your tinnitus. Never lose hope and do not let it control you.
Exercise outdoors whenever you can. Exercise helps to reduce emotional stress; lower stress levels, in turn, can help ease tinnitus symptoms. Being outdoors also surrounds you with nature sounds, which are usually relaxing and also help to mask tinnitus noises. Furthermore, the improvement that exercise can bring to your overall health and quality of life helps to counteract the depression that commonly accompanies chronic conditions like tinnitus.
Coping with tinnitus can be made easier by cutting back on your smoking or no longer lounging in areas where others smoke. The smoke lowers the blood-flow through the ear and has been known to be a common cause of tinnitus. Try to reduce your inhalation gradually and the problem may cease.
Take a walk to put your tinnitus at bay. Distraction can be a very effective tactic when you are trying to live with the constant ringing in the ears. Walking can help in relieving the symptoms you are experiencing. Try a stroll along a shoreline or in the wind to increase the effectiveness.
It is vitally important to let your family doctor know if you’re taking any supplements, especially if you’re on any prescription drugs. The interaction between supplement and prescription can actually bring on the symptoms of tinnitus, so give your doctor a list of any vitamins, herbs, or homeopathics you’re taking.
If you wake up in the middle of the night and get out of bed, or you’re having trouble calling asleep, you should get up and do something really boring. Engaging in something, fun or helpful, like doing chores, will make your mind believe that not sleeping is a positive thing. Instead engage in something you hate so you don’t want to have to do it again.
As previously revealed, tinnitus is a Latin based word, which describes the ringing sensation that many tinnitus sufferers report. The constant noise causes discomfort because it can affect your attention span. Many people desperately seek relief from this condition. This article hopes to provide tips that bring relief to those who suffer with tinnitus.