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  • tinnitus from trauma or stress
  • tinnitus from allergies or sinus
  • tinnitus from meniere's disease

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Diabetes Causes Tinnitus

[imwb_socialbuzz] By John On November 2, 2008 Under Ringing In Ears, T-Gone Tinnitus, Tinnitus Relief

Tinnitus is the perception of sound within the human ear without an external source. It is often described as high pitch whining, buzzing, hissing, whooshing sound. Tinnitus is not itself a disease but a symptom of underlying causes. Causes include ear infections, exposure to loud noise, Meniere’s disease or other serious health problems. It is also found out that diabetes causes tinnitus.

Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not generate or properly use insulin. Insulin is a hormone that makes our body’s cells takes up glucose from the blood (including liver, muscle, and fat tissue cells), storing it as glycogen the liver and muscle, and prevents use of fat as energy source. When the insulin is deficient, glucose is not absorbed by most body cells and the body begins to use fat as the source of energy. When the control of insulin level falls short, it results in diabetes.

Diabetic patients may experience hearing loss, though research has still unable to identify the specific basis in diabetes, but they suppose it may be the atrophy of small blood vessels in the ear or nerve that connects the ear to the brain. Tinnitus caused by diabetes can be averted by maintaining normal sugar levels. Some diabetics take insulin to help control the disease while others can attain better results with diet and change of lifestyle alone. Here are some healthy tips to maintain normal blood sugar levels.

  • Eat the right foods. The types that are digested slower help to maintain good sugar levels such as fruits – apples, oranges, pears – vegetables such as – peas, zucchini – and grains such as – oatmeal, barley, granola.
  • Less carbohydrate. It is a good source of sugar. Substitute white rice with brown rice.
  • Cut down sweet snacks, cakes and soft drinks. You can battle your sweet cravings with fruits
  • Exercise regularly.  Taking stairs instead of lift can really help
  • Maintain a healthy weight. If you are overweight, you should lose weight.

If you have diabetes, checking blood sugar levels at home, keep within your target blood sugar goals, eating on a schedule and taking medication, if necessary, are also very important. This way you can also stop the tinnitus and maintain normal sugar levels.

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