Therapist Romanenko: tinnitus may be a symptom of problems with blood pressure or brain

Therapist Tatyana Romanenko: why can ringing or noise in the ears, known as tinnitus, occur?

Therapist Romanenko said that tinnitus usually becomes a problem for a person when he needs silence and relaxation – for example, during night sleep. During the day, such noise may also be present, but attention is distracted from it, and the person does not notice it. Tinnitus can be a serious challenge, provoke neurological disorders, insomnia, and significantly reduce the quality of life.

“The most common cause of tinnitus is pathology of the ear, so the first thing we do is go to an ENT specialist. Often, removing the wax plug solves all problems,” the doctor shared with Gazeta.Ru.
Romanenko added that this problem can also appear as a consequence of a cold, sinusitis or allergies.

In addition, tinnitus can be a symptom of problems with blood pressure – fluctuations or hypertension, vascular disorders. Tinnitus can also indicate problems with the brain.

“If tinnitus is accompanied by nausea, vomiting, dizziness, then you need to contact a neurologist,” the expert stated.
The therapist noted that often the problem of some sounds in the ears, heard independently of external stimuli, arises as an age-related phenomenon. The quality of hearing can also be affected by medications taken (for example, in the form of anti-inflammatory drugs NSAIDs or antibiotics).

In addition, tinnitus can be a symptom of problems with the spine.

“Tinnitus can resemble a hum , ringing, faint humming or squeaking. Sometimes there is pulsation. Various disorders in the cervical spine can provoke pulsation. Sometimes the problem goes away on its own if you stretch your neck and sleep on the right pillow,” said the doctor.
The portal previously wrote about what mistakes people often make when treating ear pain.

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Tatyana Romanenko Tatyana Romanenko Health general practitioner, candidate of medical sciences