Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Lyme Disease, Hyperacusis and Tinnitus by Barry Keate

This is a very interesting article / link to find out how to deal with tinnitus.  I myself have suffered with tinnitus 24/7 for more years than I can recall.  Studies showed a high prevalence of B-12 deficiency in patients with chronic tinnitus as well as a correlation between the decline of vitamin B-12 levels and the increasing prevalence of tinnitus in the elderly.For myself I know that my body is not able to absorb Vit B-12 so even supplementing won't help me.  I suppose what I really need to do is  address this mal-absorption first and then work on the Vit B-12 deficiency.  It is also reported that good quality grades of Ginkgo and Zinc have been shown in clinical studies to reduce tinnitus.

It is important to take 2 capsules twice daily for at least 100 days in order to determine your total degree of relief. 

NB:  Ginkgo biloba extract increases circulation and has a mild anticoagulant function. People who are taking prescription anticoagulants, such as Coumadin, or Plavix, or who have a history of bleeding problems such as hemophilia, frequent nosebleeds, hemorrhaging, etc. should consult their physician before using.