Stress and Tinnitus

The effects that stress has on the human body can debilitate. The ways that stress can affect a tinnitus sufferer are many, but thankfully the stress levels can be managed so that the symptoms of tinnitus aren’t aggravated as much. Research has proven methods that reduce stress and will help to maintain a healthy lifestyle and can aid a person that lives with tinnitus on a daily basis.

Tinnitus alone can cause undue stress for those who have to deal with the constant ringing or other kinds of noises that tinnitus makes. One of the best treatments for those living with tinnitus is to keep a lid on the stress in their life. Stress has been found to be one of the worst irritants of tinnitus. Some people have found that when they learn to keep down the side effects of stress, their symptoms of tinnitus are less also.

The human body reacts to tinnitus as an intruder and the results are the related conditions from stress like depression, anxiety, and sleep loss. Stress will cause the symptoms of tinnitus to worsen. When stress gets to be a problem from any source, bad or good, the natural reaction in the human body is the constriction of blood vessels, a rise in blood pressure and increased heart rate. All of these stress related reactions will cause the noises of tinnitus to be louder than ever! High blood pressure is one medical condition that can actually cause tinnitus.

Learning how to lessen the stress caused from tinnitus is one way to control its symptoms. Tinnitus alone can cause someone to go batty with the sometimes constant ringing, buzzing, and hissing noises. A person who starts the symptoms of tinnitus may the most level-headed person ever until they have to deal with tinnitus for just a day. The results even on that kind of person can be a monumental level of stress that would end up causing a whole set of problems!

If you are one of those out there that are experiencing stress related problems due to tinnitus, finding ways to get out from under the pressures of that stress is imperative!

One the first things you should do is take a look at your diet.

• Don’t eat foods that are high in salt content.

• Salt will cause the symptoms of tinnitus to worsen because salt can affect your blood pressure.

• Do eat foods that are high in the B-complex vitamins that directly contribute to your body’s defense system.

• All of the B-complex vitamins are geared to aid the body in fighting the direct effects that stress has on your body.

Get your body in tune with your mind. Learn to relax by taking time out to just sit in a quiet place and focus on being calm and strong. The effects meditations have already shown amazing results in some tinnitus patients. Learning to breathe deeply and to take things in stride will greatly reduce the stress of tinnitus and its symptoms. Talking to your family members and friends about how you are feeling will help a lot.

Don’t let tinnitus make you feel like an outsider. Seek the help of your doctor if the stress gets to a point that you don’t think you can handle it and remember that you are not alone in hearing these noises. Over 50 million people in the United States alone are affected by tinnitus. Your doctor may be able to recommend a support group in your area of other people who are trying to come to grips with tinnitus.