Below I'm going to talk to you about a very common cause for tinnitus and other issues involving the ringing in your ears. This cause is a little unexpected and rarely discussed but it will really help you out.
Let's get started …
If you have an ear ringing there could be tons of possible reasons. Some may experience it when they have a cold or sinus congestion, while others may experience it after they are exposed to loud sounds.
One thing that is very overlooked is the fact that ringing ears can often be caused by anxiety, and it's important to know that in the US alone, over 50 million people have reported to experience ringing ears at different stages in their lives.
Ringing in the ears is medically known as tinnitus, which is rarely a serious medical condition, and can be caused by many factors. Tinnitus is a condition in which the sufferer hears sounds for which there is no external source which can become insanely annoying.
Can Anxiety Trigger Tinnitus?
Tinnitus may be an initial symptom of an ear infection or other medical conditions requiring attention from an experienced ear specialist. But, most of these ear piercing sounds are a simple result of anxiety or stress.
According to recent studies it is found that stress or anxiety can trigger tinnitus in many cases. The symptoms of tinnitus can vanish as you treat your anxiety, but if the issue persists for a longer duration, consulting an expert would be the best option.
Researchers do not all agree (I know … they never do) on how tinnitus is caused because there are so many theories about ear follicle activation and altered blood flow in the nerves of the ears that produce sounds. But some of the most major and most common causes of tinnitus are …
- Ear infections
- Side effects of some medicines
- Hearing loss due to aging
- Neurological conditions
Anxiety attacks can trigger ear ringing in many cases. During the peak of their anxiety attacks many people experience 'ear fullness', this could be a clear indication that there is a connection between tinnitus and anxiety.
Exact causes of tinnitus are yet to be found but there are findings showing that increased levels of adrenaline during an anxiety attack can change the blood flow to either cause tinnitus or make it louder if it pre-exhausted.
So What Can You Do?
If the sound in the ear gets unbearable regardless of what has caused it, the best thing you can do is go see a doctor. Many people may experience tinnitus without any reason but if your condition looks to be connected with anxiety you are in a less complicated situation. Normally the sounds in the ear will fade as the stress or anxiety levels fade. People with frequent or long lasting tinnitus associated with frequent anxiety attacks should consult an experienced specialist to get medical treatment for their anxiety, which would also most likely solve the tinnitus issue.
There also have been some reverse theories that indicate tinnitus can sometimes trigger anxiety attacks. When the situation gets severely tormenting that your normal routine and attentiveness is affected, you should seek medical help.
How to Reduce Anxiety Triggered Tinnitus
Some people find rubbing their ear with thumb and index finger to encourage blood circulation in ear to be helpful. Assuming that your issue of ringing ears is caused by anxiety, you can learn to control anxiety with exercises, meditation or medicine. It is a simple equation, the more control you have over your anxiety; the less likely you will excite the nerves in the ears, causing tinnitus.
Ear ringing caused by anxiety is easier to deal with as compared to other complicated causes. If you are unsure about what's causing your tinnitus, and you've tried several of these recommended remedies, seek the assistance from a physician.