We can, I think, do a little better and be a little more specific.Before you can study and treat something, it is helpful to
First, if somebody has an underlying disease that might be associated with the tinnitus,that disease should be treated and the tinnitus is likely to get better. Most common here,at least in what I know and have seen, are allergies and sinus problems and also, thyroid problems.Second, look at the treatment options if no underlying disease can be identified.Some of the most severe cases have had some surgical procedures; this is only done, asfar as I know, for folks with profound hearing loss and results are not very exciting.Some medications have been used, but I would beware and ask the advantages and risksof any medication offered. (Xanax, a benzodiazepine which has been used, is potentiallyvery addictive.) Some people use antidepressants.
is a mainstream summary.Alternative treatments mentioned here include many forms of relaxation. These are easyto do and certainly cannot make things worse. Natural substances have been studied a bit in this condition.
,an herb used for thousands of years, has brought inconclusive results indouble blind placebo controlled trials (the strictest and most scientific way of testing if asubstance works for a disease.The point is, there are some patients who swear by it. It does seem to increase blood flowto the brain, which accounts for why people find it useful in improving memory. It hasvery specific dangers, including medicines that generally ought not be taken with it at thesame time (like things that have an effect on blood coagulation, or “blood thinners) so becareful with this one.
may be helpful, especially in people who have low zinc levels to start with.Here my medical intuition asks me, if they don’t have enough Zinc, what other stuff arethey missing and what else is going on?Some people improve with B vitamins;
in particular.There is no one good theory to describe everything, but there seems to be some injury tothe sensory cells that are usually functional in the hearing process, and there may be somediminution in cerebral circulation involved if gingko helps.I once met a chiropractor who swore every case he had seen could go away with acombination of gingko and ginger. I suspect whatever cases he had seen were less severethan what I have seen. And serious scientists and clinicians need to know that inferences,