Article by Tinnitus Expert
Remember all those concerts you went to when you got a kid? Remember how Mom informed you to junk your ears provided tissues or you would suffer permanent hearing loss? Tinnitus Laser Therapy
Well… Tinnitus is what you’re suffering from when you hear sounds-ringing, buzzing, hissing, roaring, whistling, humming – when no external sounds are present. Tinnitus isn’t actually a disease but a symptom resulting from a range of underlying causes, including ear infections, foreign objects or wax in the ear, and injury from loud noises, including those concerts you went to as a kid.
Some of the causes are still mysterious. Levels of tinnitus symptoms can range from annoying to debilitating. And this can greatly interfere with your quality of life, and ultimately make trying to get a decent night’s sleep next to impossible. There are solutions to controlling your tinnitus and ultimately improving your quality of life. (Meniere’s disease is essentially tinnitus coupled with hearing loss and vertigo – and it needs to be established through thorough testing.)
1. Determine any food intolerance that may be responsible for your tinnitus. Food intolerance is different from food allergies and may be experienced in ways similar to allergic reactions, including gastro-intestinal discomfort. The only way to effectively determine a food intolerance is through the process of elimination, since no actual tests exist to determine food intolerance. In particular look at salacylates, and the excellent work being done by Sue Dengate of the Food Intolerance Network. Tinnitus Association Australia
2. Some people react to perfumes and additives, and even fresh fruit and vegetables can contain food additives that cause a food intolerance in some people. The only way to determine your food intolerance is to slowly eliminate foods from your diet, and keep careful records: how do you feel before and after eating the food? Did eliminating that food have a positive effect? Give each food removal 2-3 weeks to allow it to properly and effectively process. The Failsafe Diet is one such program.
3. Salt can be a factor, for some people, with tinnitus – and is definitely a factor with Meneires disease. A low salt diet can be particularly significant in reducing the symptoms of someone suffering from vertigo. After salt reduction, tinnitus symptoms for some people may improve, a matter of trial and error unfortunately. Salt is difficult but not impossible to avoid, since it’s found almost everywhere: in restaurants and in packaged, processed foods.
Following a low sodium diet is essential in reducing and controlling your tinnitus symptoms. Sodium intake has been linked to elevated blood pressure, mood and sleep disorders, heart disease, and fluid retention. One solution is to study food labels when you go shopping. The ideal diet contains no more than 2400 milligrams of sodium-about one teaspoon-per day!
You’ll begin to see elevated sodium levels in practically every product you buy-from pasta sauce to soda to salad dressing to canned vegetables. Sodium lurks everywhere. Concentrate on how you can reduce your salt intake. Buy food products with reduced sodium. Try making your own sauces and dressings and soups. Drinking lots of water helps eliminate salt deposits from the body. Tinnitus Laser Therapy
An excellent book by a nominee for Australian of the Year is Salt Matters by Dr. Trevor Beard. Suffering from Tinnitus and Ringing in Ear? Get your life back forever by checking out Tinnitus Association Australia now.
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