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I Have Tinnitus. Now What Should I Do?

<br/>Most people who suffer from tinnitus think there is not an effective way to treat it. However, there are so many different options out there for treating this condition. Relief may come by trial and error, but it will come. However, if you can implement the tips you'll read below, you should be able to find an effective remedy for your tinnitus.

<br/>If your doctor says there is no treatment for your tinnitus symptoms, get a second opinion. Many doctors are inexperienced in this area, and someone else such as an ear, nose and throat specialist may have the answers you need.
<br/>Use a white noise machine at night. The added background noise may distract you enough from your tinnitus that it may be easier for you to fall asleep. However, some people find that white noise makes their tinnitus worse. Try different sounds and see how they work with or against your tinnitus symptoms.
<br/>Use a calming bedtime ritual. A common issue that people with tinnitus deal with is falling asleep and staying asleep. With a nighttime routine, this may not be as much of an issue. A little bit of deep breathing following a few easy stretches is a great way for you to get ready to go to sleep. These activities not only help you relax, about also help lower blood pressure.
<br/>Protect your ears from water when swimming or showering, to prevent increasing tinnitus symptoms. Water in the ears can worsen tinnitus symptoms. As silly as it may sound, you may want to also wear ear plugs when you take a shower.
<br/>Research indicates tinnitus is an inflammatory condition. So, it makes sense to adopt an anti-inflammatory diet in an effort to control your symptoms. This type of diet would include such foods as plenty of fruits and vegetables and other anti-inflammatory foods, such as salmon and flax seed oil.
<br/>Eat different food. Many tinnitus sufferers report improvement when they refrain from eating certain foods and consume others. Sufferers recommend vitamin B12 or ginko biloba supplements, as well as abstaining from coffee. Don't try to change your entire diet at once. Try one remedy at a time, so you can see whether it helps your symptoms or makes them worse.
<br/>If you were diagnosed as having tinnitus by another physician, let any other doctor you see know about this condition. There are at least two hundred medications you could encounter that will prolong your condition. Your doctor needs to know about your condition in order to avoid prescribing an inappropriate medication.
<br/>If you have been diagnosed with tinnitus, you should avoid subjecting yourself to extremely loud noises. Bring earplugs wherever you go. It is important to protect yourself from the sounds of excessively loud noises. If you don't have your earplugs for some reason, you can use your fingers as a substitute. If you find yourself without earplugs, and in the presence of unhealthy noise levels, simply plug your ears with your fingers.
<br/>Tinnitus is not a condition that you just have to grin and bear. There are different treatment options available to you. You can decrease your symptoms, or rid yourself of tinnitus altogether, if you make the effort to try a few solutions. Try out the tips you've found in this article, and hopefully you will be rewarded.

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