Pulsatile Tinnitus: Major Causes, Symptoms and Cures…
It is said that approximately 3% of the tinnitus sufferers are having pulsatile tinnitus. It is usually heard as a rhythmic sound like that of a heartbeat. It is often called vascular tinnitus since it is associated with the blood flow disturbance.
Pulsatile tinnitus originates in the head and neck area. Increased blood pressure in the blood vessels at these areas may cause the pulsating sound in the ear that resulted from the turbulent blood flow. This kind of tinnitus is much different than the tinnitus that has damage on the cochlea.
So what are the main causes of this kind of tinnitus? Here are some catch.
• Benign Intracranial Hypertension. It is a condition with increased pressure in the cerebrospinal fluid in the brain. Most of the people who suffer from these are young women and those who are overweight. Other symptoms are dizziness, hearing loss, headaches, and vision problems. They can improve their condition by losing weight and taking diuretics to drain the fluid out.
• Middle Ear Effusion. This occurs when the middle ear is filled with fluid because of ear infection, inflammation and some damages. Symptoms will include decreased hearing and pain around the ear. When diagnosed with this, you may be required to take decongestants, nasal sprays, antibiotics and sometimes surgery is necessary. Allergy medications may also help in these.
• Hypertension Drugs. Some drugs for hypertension have the side effect of tinnitus, thereby making the sufferer suffer two things at once. If you are experiencing tinnitus because of your medication, you may try on asking your doctor about it. You may ask if changing your medications into safer ones may be necessary so better options are laid for you.
• Sinus problems may also lead to tinnitus because of too much mucous that hasn’t drained properly. Thyroid dysfunction such as Hyperthyroidism also causes increased blood pressure leading to the problem.
Just like an ordinary tinnitus, pulsatile tinnitus can be caused by stress and anxiety. To avoid this, you should also try to live an organized life to minimize the workload you are having. Stress has been making some ways in the different medical conditions today and tinnitus is not exempted on it.
Still the best way to avoid pulsatile tinnitus from occurring is taking care of your health and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. You will not just avoid tinnitus but you can also avoid different diseases. Indeed, taking care of your body is taking care of your life.