Did you know that many over the counter drugs and prescribed medications that you take to control serious conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, high cholesterol, Parkinson’s disease, migraine headaches and a wide variety of other lesser ailments like the flu and common cold quite possibly may be the underlying cause of your tinnitus. Yes, that’s correct! Chronic ringing in the ears can also be magnified every time you take prescription drugs or even simple aspirin or birth control pills and is among one of the top tinnitus causes cited by the American Tinnitus Association.
Unfortunately, this little known fact is unknown by more than half the people who just can not figure out what caused that constant ear ringing. But, that’s not all. High concentrations of sodium (too much salt intake) and over medicating yourself with cold medicine, anti – inflammatories – as an example Aleve, Tylenol, amitriptyline and nortriptyline are major contributors to tinnitus, or too much of a good thing such as the mineral supplements niacin and vitamin A are also to blame for most of the common symptoms reported by tinnitus sufferers. And the list does not stop there.
Of course, there are other uncontrollable variables that you might not have a choice in taking. For instance, if you are taking any type of radiation in the form of chemo therapy or other oral drugs used to fight cancer – such as cisplatin or taxol, which may also give you ringing in the ears. Prescribed Anti depressants or mood inhibitors, specifically, Prozac, Cymbalta, Paxil, Wellburtin and an expanded list all have known side effects – one of them being tinnitus. There have been numerous claims that tinnitus started right after surgery. This has a lot to do with the type of anesthetics that were administered during surgery — bupivacaine, lidocaine, and procaine are all known to induce partial or chronic ringing, humming, or buzzing sounds of the inner ear.
These side effects from mineral supplements, over the counter and prescription medications and medical procedures will vary in large degree for each individual case, as no two people are alike and there are as many different reported tinnitus symptoms as there are people who suffer from this non-life threatening condition. This statement speaks in volumes, since there are over 50 million people that have tinnitus according to the latest statistics put out by the ATA (American Tinnitus Association) as of this year. This important information leaves anyone suffering from tinnitus in a quandary. What can be done to regain their much deserved quiet and sense of well being while making the decision to take these much needed medications.
The answer lies in the from of Homeopathic medicine and natural remedies. For every manufactured, artificial drug on the market today their is a natural alternative. I suggest you do your homework before taking any prescribed or over the counter drug. Read the labels, inform yourself of the harmful ingredients and side effects associated with the medication. Ask your pharmacist about what you are about to take and what your chances are of developing tinnitus. There are extenuating circumstances when it comes to cancer therapy, however, even those individuals have had great results when turning to natural cures instead of radiation. I would suggest speaking to your oncologist about your alternatives.
In closing, Tinnitus is a complete mystery. It can start in an instant for any number of reasons. Some bouts with ear ringing were closely linked to recently starting a new medication or increasing the dosage. As of this articles printing the medical community claims that there is no known cure for tinnitus, however the alternative field of medicine ( Holistic Approach to Healing) claims to have a proven tinnitus treatment that when followed precisely will have a proven effect for tinnitus Relief and eventually produce an honest Tinnitus Cure.
* For more information on this please visit any of the pages within Treating Tinnitus Ringing to see how a natural course of treatment can help you end your tinnitus permanently.