Tinnitus

Tinnitus

 

Management of tinnitus (ringing in the ears)

Posted on March 12, 2009. Filed under: Ear care, Tinnitus | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Edit This

There is no cure and no specific treatment is efficacious for noise/ringing in the ears/head; however person can opt from many options available. In some cases it can be quieted with treatment of underlying cause, thus thorough otologic evaluation and investigation is to be done. In majority of sufferers there is no serious pathology and […]

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General measures and prevention of tinnitus

Posted on March 11, 2009. Filed under: Ear care, Tinnitus | Tags: , , , , , , , | Edit This

Previous post- Treatment of underlying cause 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 […]

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Treatment of conditions causing tinnitus

Posted on March 10, 2009. Filed under: Ear care, Tinnitus | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Edit This

( Previous post: – Treatment options for tinnitus) Person should be assessed and investigated properly by otolaryngologist, audiologist and neurologist if required, to find any treatable condition; management of cause usually take care of tinnitus. Stop medicines causing tinnitus. Wax, foreign bodies can be removed. Treatment of middle ear infections and fluid should be done. […]

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Tinnitus Treatment Options

Posted on March 10, 2009. Filed under: Ear care, Tinnitus | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Edit This

There is no cure and no specific treatment is efficacious for noise/ringing in the ears/head; however you can opt from many options available. In some cases it can be quieted with treatment of cause. In majority of sufferers there is no serious pathology and reassurance is all what is needed. ‘Nothing can be done and […]

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Finding Cause for Tinnitus

Posted on March 7, 2009. Filed under: Ear care, Tinnitus | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Edit This

Some Latest Research news:- Tinnitus Key Cellular Mechanisms Identified. Hyperactivity of Touch-sensing Nerves in Head, Neck Causes Tinnitus Scientists Exploring Brain Area Responsible for Tinnitus   Tinnitus is not a disease rather an annoying symptom of myriad of conditions, caused by minor changes in the sensitive hearing system (Cochlea and auditory nerve). Patient with tinnitus […]

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Tinnitus-overview

Posted on March 5, 2009. Filed under: Ear care, Tinnitus | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Edit This

Tinnitus is not a disease rather an annoying symptom of myriad of conditions, caused by minor changes in the sensitive hearing system (Cochlea and auditory nerve). Tinnitus (means ringing in Latin) is sound sensation in the ear or head, in the absence of any external source of sound.  Commonest types are hissing, roaring, swishing, rustling, […]

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Vertigo

How is the body’s balance maintained?

Posted on November 30, 2010. Filed under: E.N.T. care, Vertigo | Tags: , , , | Edit This

Nature has given us certain sensors which are spread in different parts of the body. These sensors pick up the information and constantly inform the brain about the stability of the ground and the surroundings via afferent neural pathway. The information coming from the eyes, skin, muscle and joints is integrated with the information coming […]

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Vertigo: Causes and Treatment

Posted on July 14, 2010. Filed under: Vertigo | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Edit This

Vertigo is not a disease but a symptom of balance disorder which can be due to any number of causes. It is defined as an “illusion” or “hallucination” of movement. It is the feeling that you or your environment is moving or spinning when there is no actual movement. image credit- flicker image http://www.flickr.com/photos/ezu/59974538/ (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/deed.en) […]

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Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy for Vertigo

Posted on June 28, 2010. Filed under: Vertigo | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Edit This

When the vestibular organs of balance are damaged with disease or injury, there is conflict of information to the brain about the equilibrium and motion often resulting in dizziness, vertigo, and imbalance.Brain has tremendous plasticity so it usually adapts to the situation  (An amazing process called Nature’s mechanism of vestibular compensation) and many people recover […]

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Home Care for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

Posted on June 16, 2010. Filed under: Ear care, Vertigo | Tags: , , , , , , | Edit This

You can read my older post about Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (B.P.P.V.) Important–If diagnosis of BPPV is established Epley maneuver is first line of treatment. ______________________________________________________________________ Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo and other non specific peripheral vestibular disorders where etiology is unknown can be managed by following protocol– Reassurance (Wait and watch) with home care Vestibular […]

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Spinning world: Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

Posted on May 13, 2010. Filed under: Ear care, Vertigo | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Edit This

Dizziness, a common cause of referral to otolaryngology clinic, includes a broad range of sensations from severe vertigo to momentary light-headedness , and Vertigo most common of dizziness  is an illusion of movement of the body or environment. Vertigo may be because of otologic, neurologic, or systemic reasons. Causes of Otologic dizziness Benign paroxysmal positional […]

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Canalith Repositioning Procedure for Vertigo: Active treatment of BPPV

Posted on April 29, 2010. Filed under: Ear care, Vertigo | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Edit This

Update — in my other posts read more about Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo and Home care of vertigo Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is one of the most common causes of dizziness, most often experienced when patients lies down. Because BPPV is not intrinsically life threatening and symptoms are usually self limiting patient is usually […]

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