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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Tinnitus problem since 3 years
Doctor :   Hello
User :   Hi Doctor
Doctor :   I am Dr XXXx here
User :   Since 3 years I am sufeering from Tinnitus in Left ear
Doctor :   May i know your age please ?
User :   31
Doctor :   Do you smoke or consume alcohol ?
User :   I smoke
Doctor :   Do you have any other medical problem ?
User :   whenever sound increases diziness comes and I loose my control as per ENT doctor instructionsI used Ginkocer tablets and got some relief but buzinng sound is there all the time
Doctor :   What all medications have you been on ?
User :   medcines prescribed by doctors not sure abt the drugs I used since 1 year i stopped using
User :   Undergone Audiogram and MRI CT Scan
User :   In one report it says 7th and 8th Nerve are creating problem
Doctor :   Ok and do you know the results for the scans ?
Doctor :   i see
User :   I stay in XXXXX went to XXXX and XXXXXXXX but of no use
User :   I need proper Diagnosis to solve my probelm
Doctor :   now let me tell you what all you can do
User :   please do that doctor
User :   unable to live with the sounds
Doctor :   see the right diagnosis is made by the series of diagnostic tests
Doctor :   which i can see that you have already undergone
User :   yes
User :   Left ear hearing also reduced
Doctor :   and it did show there was cranial nerve problem
Doctor :   now i can tell you ho you can help to reduce your symptoms
Doctor :   to begin with
Doctor :   1) Avoid exposure to loud sounds and noises.
Doctor :   2) Decrease salt intake.
Doctor :   3) Avoid nerve stimulants such as coffee and colas (caffeine) and tobacco (nicotine).
Doctor :   4) Try to stop worrying about the tinnitus. Often, the more you worry and concentrate on the noise, the louder it will become.
Doctor :   5) Get adequate rest and avoid fatigue.
Doctor :   6) Utilize masking noise. Tinnitus is usually more bothersome when the surroundings are quiet, especially when you are in bed. A competing sound such as a ticking clock, a radio, a fan or white noise machine may help mask tinnitus. Small hearing aid like devices which generate a competitive sound may help reduce the awareness of the tinnitus.
Doctor :   I hope you are following me
User :   yes
Doctor :   see the cure is just about prevention
Doctor :   and how you learn to cope with it to live a normal life
User :   Few deep white matter Hyperintensities noted in Bilateral Frontal Lobe? Nature ?? Small vessel ischemia
User :   My MRI report Impression give by Radiologist
Doctor :   You must avoid foods like saturated fats, dairy products, sugar, salt, processed foods and so on because all these food items tend to aggravate the condition.
User :   For your refrence
Doctor :   Thank you
Doctor :   that's helpful to me
Doctor :   Also i have to strongly advice you to stop smoking
User :   Vascular Loop crossing over the right 7th 8th nerve complex in the internal auditory canal and another loop which is just posterior to the left 7th and 8th nerve complex i n the internal audiotry canal on the left side. however no other abnormality detected
Doctor :   I see
User :   ya for sure will do that
User :   the report was taken 1 yera back
Doctor :   Include lot of green vegetables and fresh fruits. This will improve your immune system and reduces your tinnitus sufferings. Chewing dry fruits helps enhance the blood circulation, thereby acting beneficially in solving tinnitus.
Doctor :   Daily exercising will keep you physically and mentally fit. This will also regulate your blood pressure and thus prevent tinnitus from occurring. Avoid taking drugs unless they have been specifically prescribed by your doctor. Some of the drugs may aggravate tinnitus.
Doctor :   i strongly recommend you too join yoga classes
Doctor :   Practicing yoga is yet another tinnitus remedy. It increases the GABA level in our body which in turn reduces ringing in the ears.
User :   ok doctor
Doctor :   There is no specific cure BUt i assure you that with the changes i have told you you will be able to over come it
User :   but still some treatment will be there for tinnitus apart from precautions
Doctor :   Include in your diet plenty of garlic
Doctor :   We can reduce it to the bare minimum till it no longer bothers you
User :   is this a serious problem because it is related to Nerves in brain
Doctor :   Have food rich in protein, vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin E, zinc and choline.
Doctor :   NO its nothing serious and it will not affect your any other organ in any way
Doctor :   Its actually common and once you can take control of it you will manage it fine
User :   by takeing these precautions diziness, eyes swrilling, vomiting, will be reduced...?
User :   I mean to say VERTIGO
Doctor :   But please do follow what all i have told you
Doctor :   yes you will see the changes
Doctor :   No smoking remember that
User :   and 2 yrs back i got married
User :   after 1 and half year my wife is complaiing that she is faceing the same problem what I have
User :   sounds in the right ear
User :   MRI and audimatry reports all are normal
User :   in her case
Doctor :   The things i have told esp the diet and all
User :   is it like it transfers during intercourse
Doctor :   tell her to follow too
Doctor :   NO its not possible at all this condition can NOT be transferred
Doctor :   Eating fresh pineapples can reduce ear inflammations causing Tinnitus. A protein rich diet along with adequate amounts of vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C, chloride and zinc should be adopted to prevent the disease. Black and blueberries, carrots, oranges, apricots, milk and milk products, whole grain products, eggs, cereals and beans are some such foods. Fresh green leafy vegetables that are rich in iron should be positively included in the diet to treat Tinnitus resulting from anemia. A simple and healthy heal Tinnitus caused by circulatory problems is to increase blood circulation by chewing nuts.
User :   is it Genetic
Doctor :   Nerve stimulants like tea, coffee, alcohol, tobacco and colas should be avoided as far as possible. Refined carbohydrates should be replaced by high fiber fruits and vegetables. Lentils, raspberries, peas, legumes, turnip, sunflower seeds, broccoli, black beans, apples, almonds and pears are some such high fiber foods. Oatmeal, XXXXXXXX and barely are also good sources of fiber. The patient should stay away from Tinnitus worsening food items like excess salt, saturated fats, dairy products, refined and processed foods, sugar, chemicals and flavor enhancers etc.
Doctor :   ITs cause its not completely understood
User :   can u refer me to any ENT doctors in XXXx who are specialised in treating Tinnitus
Doctor :   BUt once you will follow what i have told you i am sure you will find relief
Doctor :   Sure i will do that for you
User :   Or yourself can treat me
Doctor :   i am sorry i am general physician
Doctor :   but i will tell you
Doctor :   Dr. DXXXX
User :   I need to get out of this problem
Doctor :   Address: XXXXXX
Doctor :   YOu can set up a appointment
Doctor :   You will be fine
User :   ok fine doctor I will fix an appointment
User :   And one query abt my wife.... She is over bleeding for 15-20 days and haveing Fibroids in uterus
Doctor :   please do take my advice
User :   how can this be handled
User :   u r available on chat or any number to reach u doctor
Doctor :   She would have to see a gynecologist and might require a minor surgery depending how big are the fibroids.
Doctor :   you can come online and ask for me i am Dr XXXXx here
Doctor :   If i am not busy with other patients i will be glad to help you
User :   We meet XXXX..... she suggested us to use medicines
Doctor :   Yes first line is to take medications and if still not treated then we recommend surgery
User :   she is suffering from 8 months
User :   ok fine
User :   XXXX Doctor is specialised in treating Tinnitus...?
Doctor :   I am glad i was able to guide you
Doctor :   He is a ENT physician having knowledge in the matter
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me
Doctor :   If you have any further query please do ask me anytime
User :   Will meet the doctor and will consult you
Doctor :   Sure that will be fine
User :   for future treatments
User :   have a nice day doctor
User :   Bye for now
Doctor :   You too
Doctor :   Bye bye
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