Diagnosing tinnitus is fairly simple, but treating it can be confusing for many tinnitus sufferers. As with most health issues, there are two ways to treat tinnitus: traditional medicine and homeopathic remedies. In this article I address both types of treatments, as well as how to take advantage of what both the medical and homeopathic camps have to offer as you work to reduce or eliminate your tinnitus symptoms.
First, be sure to get a checkup with your physician to confirm that you have tinnitus. Once you verify that you have tinnitus your physician can help you identify one or more causes of your tinnitus. This is important as tinnitus has several potential causes and co-factors and if you narrow down the cause of your tinnitus you can discuss targeted treatment options.
Medical Tinnitus Remedies:
Your tinnitus could be caused by hypertension, a benign tumor, ear wax buildup, an infection or some other type of underlying medical condition. In any of these cases your doctor would treat the underlying cause and your tinnitus symptoms would likely disappear. If your tinnitus is caused by high blood pressure it’s possible that your physician could make a change to your medication that will alleviate your tinnitus symptoms.
It’s also important to see your doctor to determine if your tinnitus is caused by hearing damage. Most, but not all tinnitus sufferers have at least some hearing damage. Hearing damage is irreversible, but it may still be possible to reduce your tinnitus symptoms. Again, determining the cause of your tinnitus is key to knowing how to treat it.
For a large number of tinnitus sufferers, medical treatment alone will not provide adequate relief. This is when homeopathic remedies serve as an excellent complementary treatment.
Homeopathic Tinnitus Remedies:
Again, I’ll use illustration to describe how homeopathic treatment might progress. Assuming your physician doesn’t find immediate medical causes of your tinnitus; they may then send you to an Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist. The specialist would generally conduct more tests and ask you more questions to see if any lifestyle co-factors are causing your tinnitus symptoms.
In a similar scenario, your doctor may have resolved a medical issue for you, but was concerned that something in your lifestyle was aggravating your tinnitus. For example you may have minor hearing damage that can’t be medically treated. He may refer you to a homeopathic doctor. The homeopathic doctor learns that you’re allergic to wheat products. This allergy may be a co-factor of your tinnitus symptoms. You change your diet, and replace wheat with spelt and other grains. This dietary change clears up your wheat allergy and your tinnitus symptoms are greatly reduced. While you may not be fully cured, your quality of life is 90% better, as you only have occasional and mild symptoms after your diet change.
This article demonstrates some examples of how medical and homeopathic tinnitus remedies can be combined effectively, which can help you manage, reduce or eliminate your tinnitus symptoms. Along with medical treatment, there are many excellent tinnitus books available to help you learn more about home tinnitus remedies.