Have you ever had ringing in your ears? What causes it?
This ringing, or tinnitus, is actually a symptom that’s caused by a lot of circumstances and conditions.
Hearing loss, ear obstruction, ear wax, problems with the jaw or neck, or any kind of trauma to the head can cause tinnitus.
Medications like aspirin, Motrin, cancer medicines, water pills, diuretics, and even quinine-based medications can create ringing in the ears.
Other than that, it could be caused by:
- Hypo- & hyperthyroidism
- Lyme disease
- High blood pressure
- Meniere’s disease
- Scar tissue in the ear
- Tumors in the ear
If you’re struggling with ringing in your ears, here are some steps you can follow to help fix the problem.
Get B12, Folate, & Zinc
You can get methylated B12 and folate through salmon, chicken, beef, beans, greens, and nuts.
Nuts and beans are also high in zinc.
A 2013 study that was published in Otology and Neurotology gave one group of participants zinc, and gave another group a placebo.
5% of the zinc group reported a subjective improvement in tinnitus, compared to just 2% of those given a placebo.
My vitamin D3 complex not only protects blood vessels, but also contains a dose of zinc.
Lower Blood Sugar & Pressure
Taking apple cider vinegar is going to help lower insulin levels.
This is important because if your insulin or blood pressure increase, you can feel the pressure in your ear.
Avoiding processed sugars and salts is an absolute must for dealing with tinnitus.
Also, if your blood pressure is off, you have to start normalizing it.
The trainings in the Livingood Daily Lifestyle can help you with lowering both blood sugar and insulin.
If you have ringing in your ears, you have to get normal blood pressure and normal blood sugar.
Neck & Jaw
The next step is to take care of your neck and jaw. There are exercises for both of those in the Livingood Daily Lifestyle as well.
There are also sleep aids you can use that put your neck in a proper position and take pressure off of your jaw at night.
If you think it’s a wax issue, you can try an ear candle to use heat to draw some of the wax out.
Stress & Inflammation
High stress levels could be increasing the pressure in your ear. Paced breathing can help lower stress and reduce that pressure.
You may also want to try the De-stress supplement with adaptogenic herbs, which will lower stress levels.
Taking omegas + turmeric is going to help you lower inflammation that may be causing or worsening the tinnitus.
You should also try your best to eliminate outside triggers, such as really loud noises.
You should be monitoring your blood pressure on a regular basis to make sure there are no problems, and working to fix it if there are problems.
You also want to test your insulin and D3 levels.
If you’ve tried all of that and you’re still having issues, you can take spinal x-rays.
You can see a chiropractor to see if there’s malposition in the upper neck that’s affecting the jaw and ears.
Those are all steps to get ringing in the ears under control.
The majority of these issues come from blood pressure and blood sugar. The Livingood Daily Lifestyle can help you control these two things.
If you throw in simple things like omegas & turmeric, de-stress herbs, and vitamin D3, you’ll start to see improvement.