General measures and prevention of tinnitus

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Prevention is the best way to ensure no worsening of disease. Certain life style changes are required for tinnitus –

  • Take care of the body by giving it enough rest, sleep and water.
  • Dietary supplements Vitamins A, C, E, and B group and Zinc
  • Micro nutrients to prevent noise induced hearing loss
  • Support and stress management; taking a positive step in controlling the condition and changing response to it
  • Regular exercise
  • Decrease intake of salt
  • Avoid food with high sugar
  • Limit exposure to loud noise, occupational and recreational
  • Avoid aspirin, and NSAIDS
  • Avoid ototoxic medicine
  • Avoid nicotine, alcohol, caffeine
  • Take steps to lower blood pressure and cholesterol
  • Ginkgo Biloba extract is an effective, well tolerated whilst not effective in every single patient, the proven benefits far outweigh any risks.

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