It is likely to be often caused by inflammation in the ears, or constriction causing restricted blood flow. Eating a diet low in saturated fatSaturated fats should be avoided wherever possible as they increase the amount of cholesterol in the blood and increase the risk of developing heart disease…. and high in essential fats can help. Having diabetes or a blood sugar problem can be a contributing factor. This is probably because blood sugar lows increase adrenalin which constricts blood vessels. Infection and allergy are two other contributors that could cause inflammation in the ear.
Therefore I recommend you check out your food allergies and include 2 grams of vitamin CWhat it does: Strengthens immune system – fights infections. Makes collagen, keeping bones, skin and joints firm and strong. Antioxidant, detoxifying pollutants and protecting against… in your daily supplement programme. One of the most common causes of inflammation is a hidden food allergyA food allergy occurs when the body’s immune system reacts abnormally to a specific food as it is perceived as a threat. In the most…. Although milk and wheat are common foods, and hence worth avoiding for a fortnight to see if that makes a difference, it can be anything. The only way to find out is to have an IgG food intoleranceFood intolerance is not the same as a food allergy. Food intolerances tend to cause digestive symptoms such as bloating, cramps and diarrhoea, but are… blood test. This is the main antibodyAn antibody is a protein produced by the body’s immune system when it detects a harmful substance known as an antigen. Examples of antigens include… causing food reactions. (There is another type of antibody, IgE, that also causes allergic reactions but most IgE allergies will show up on an IgG test.)
The second line of attack is to reduce inflammation. Excessive mucus production is part of the body’s inflammatory response. There are a number of natural anti-inflammatory remedies that may help, such as omega-3 fish oils and the herbs such as boswellia and curcumin. These are also worth trying.
My favourite anti-allergy nutrients are quercitin (500mg), together with MSM, vitamin C, bromelain and glutamine. You can get these all together in a combination supplement. Also, you want to up omega 3 fats, and especially EPAEPA is short for Eicosapentaenoic Acid. It is an essential omega-3 fatty acid found in fish such as salmon, mackerel and herring, and is often…. Aim for a month taking 1,000mg of EPA. If you eat oily fish three times a week that means supplementing 500mg of EPA daily. Do this for a month, and avoid your food allergens and you may well find that your tinnitus improves.
Sometimes physical imbalances in your neck or skull can result in tinnitus. A cranial osteopath can correct these.
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