Tinnitus is usually a temporary condition but for some people it becomes a way of life. They find that the incessant noise takes over their life and causes them to constantly suffer. But there is help available if you are willing to try. Take action against tinnitus by trying the tips below.
One tip for managing tinnitus is to visit the dentist and get evaluated for dental problems. Have the dentist check for temporomandibular jaw syndrome and discuss treatments with you if it is needed. If you wear dentures, have the dentist check that they fit you properly. Correcting dental problems may help reduce tinnitus.
Talk to your doctor about getting a blood test to check your zinc level. In people with low levels, zinc supplements have been shown to help many with their tinnitus. High levels of zinc supplements must be monitored by a doctor, so do not take or increase zinc supplements without the advice of a physician.
Try and remember when your tinnitus first appeared. Determine if you started taking a prescription medication around the same time. There are several medications that can cause or aggravate tinnitus, and the symptoms should disappear when the medication is stopped. If you can, and under a doctor's watchful eye, try stopping each drug one by one for a week to see if your hearing problems also stop.