Do you know what tinnitus is? Tinnitus is a condition which manifests with ringing in the ears that can be pretty debilitating and annoying. It’s not a sign of anything serious, but can be unpleasant if left untreated. According to statistics, the condition occurs mainly due to loud noises, and more than 50 million Americans are suffering from it.
The condition causes ringing in the ears with no external sound. Some patients have described the ringing as hissing, roaring, buzzing and clicking noise.
Main causes of tinnitus
As we already said, tinnitus occurs due to loud noises or bangs, but can also be caused by head injuries, wax buildup, whiplash, nutritional deficiencies and high levels of stress and anxiety. Although the condition is usually treated with ototoxic medications, they can sometimes make matters worse, which is why you should try a different approach. Luckily, there are many natural remedies which can help.
Here are the best ones:
Magnesium works as a glutamate inhibitor that can protect the nerves in the inner ear. Magnesium supplements have shown they can improve hearing in participants who experience hearing loss due to loud noises.
20-30 mg. of zinc per day can relieve tinnitus forever. You need to take the supplements every day for 3-6 months, especially if you lack the mineral. According to multiple studies, zinc can help with tinnitus and age-related hearing loss as well.
Vitamin B6 and B12
According to studies, lack of vitamin B12 is definitely related to tinnitus. In the studies, patient who were given methylcobalamin (a form of the nutrient) managed to recover quickly. Even vitamin B6 can help – according to one research, taking only 50 gr. of it twice a day can regulate the fluid in your inner ear and stop the ringing. You can find the vitamins in eggs, whole grain products, fruits, vegetables and multivitamin supplements.
Lack of vitamin A in your body has been associated with tinnitus as the nutrient is important for your inner ear membranes. You can find the vitamin in oily fish, fruits, vegetables, dark leafy green veggies or multivitamin supplements. You need about 5000-10 000 IU per day for best results.
Choline can resolve tinnitus in about 2 weeks. You can get this important nutrient by consuming 2 tablespoons of brewer’s yeast every day or taking 2 lecithin capsules.
Ginkgo Biloba extract
Scientific studies have shown that this extract can relieve the ringing in your ears and improving the blood flow to the periphery. Ginkgo Biloba extract works best if the condition has been caused by circulatory issues.
Eustachian tube drainage
If nothing else works, Eustachian tube drainage might, especially if the cause of your tinnitus is congestion.