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Information on Tinnitus

Tinnitus is a medical condition characterized by a perception of a ringing, buzzing or tingling sound in the brain, the inner ear, the middle ear or the outer ear. It occurs without any external stimulating factor and it is always a symptom of some other underlying medical condition. In most cases, the underlying conditions are affiliated with the ears or the circulatory system. Tinnitus may occur in just one ear or both ears at the same time. The two main types of this medical condition are the subjective tinnitus and the objective tinnitus. The subjective tinnitus involves strange noises which are heard only by the sufferer, while the objective tinnitus involves the sounds which can be heard by other people as well. The subjective tinnitus occurs much more often than the objective one. Tinnitus may sometimes be in a relation with hearing loss. Tinnitus may be treated with numerous different types of procedures and medications, but not all of them are helpful in all cases. There are certain home remedies for tinnitus which can be helpful in most cases. The best thing to do is to stay focused on other things and ignore the annoying sound.

Causes and Symptoms of Tinnitus

Certain types of citrus fruits, honey, soy, grain based alcoholic beverages, avocados, chocolate, red wine and cheese may trigger tinnitus. The same can be said for marijuana. It may be triggered by various types of medical conditions such as ear wax accumulation, different sorts of infections, otosclerosis, pregnancy, anemia, overactive thyroid gland, intracranial hypertension, glomous tumors, Lyme disease and various head injuries.  Loud noises, schizophrenia, poorly balanced diets, tobacco, sodium, alcohol, caffeine, emotional stress, various types of drugs and medications, loud noises and the natural process of aging are all different factors which may contribute to the occurrence of tinnitus. Tinnitus may be characterized by numerous variations of sounds and sonic sensations. It can be pulsating, intermittent and constant, depending on the case.

Natural Home Remedies for Tinnitus

Hot compresses can be of great help because they improve the circulation. Saline solutions and holy basil juice are also among the most efficient home remedies for all those who suffer from tinnitus. Other beneficial home remedies include maidenhair tree extract, Gingko Biloba, ghee, milk, onion juice, hawthorn, burdock root, bayberry bark, myrrh gum, goldenseal, garlic, mustard oil and various Ayervedic oils. Hypnosis, hyperbaric oxygen, sacral therapy, magnets and acupuncture may also be helpful to a certain extent.

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