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Suggest treatment for high BP, ear infection and buzzing sensation

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Posted on Thu, 21 Jul 2016
Question: Hello, I am 23 years old, not very active, a bit overweight. For the last months a have a buzz in my head more noticeable at night, when i lay on my left side with my left ear on the pillow i can hear my heart beat, but not if lay on the right side. And then recently I have some kind ofuncomfortable feeling and pressure in my throat neck and head. I also have heaviness on my sight and a feeling of disconnection with the ambient. Now i went to a general GP, he had a look inside my ears and said i had an ear infection and prescribed me antibiotics for 1 week. 1 week later i still have the same symptoms. Then I went to a second GP which looked at my ear again, and measured my blood pressure which was 16/95. Then he said all my symptoms were because of my high blood pressure and prescribe me Omesar 20mg. I found it bit odd because high blood pressure do not cause symptoms according to my researches. And I also have a blood pressure device at home which i use a lot and even when my blood pressure is normal (80% of the time/ 135/9 - 12-9, 12-8, 11-70) I still have the symptoms described above. I have done 2 ECGS and blood analysis both came back normal. So I am afraid of taking Omesar for something that i might not have and cause more problems. In general i am very anxious when i think about my health, I think of heart attacks etc. I also have noticed that when i am feeling anxious about death etc, my blood pressure goes high (15/10 - 16-10). So what should i do?
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Answered by Dr. Abubakar Siddiqh (10 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Seems to be sensorineural hearing loss.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I had gone through your question and understand your concerns that you are having fluctuating blood pressure with buzzing ears.

Answers and solutions for your queries.

1. Ear buzz usually occurs with blocked ear canal or inner ear issues, for that you need to undergo otoscopy and hearing tests ( PTA and impedance) from an Ent surgeon to see any hearing loss ( hearing loss also cause ringing in ears).

2. Hearing your own heart beat could be due to high cardiac out put status, which is usually occurs with anemia or high blood pressure or with vessel abnormalities ( compressions aneurysms). To localise the cause, u need to undergo blood tests ( complete blood picture, complete urine examination and serum electrolytes) , echocardiogram ( heart status) and Doppler study of neck vessels.

3. Anxiety can also cause tinnitus ( buzzing ears). You need to reduce your waight, do exercises and avoid smoking and alcoholism ( if you are with this habits).

I suggest you to kindly discucss your treating doctors about these investigations and consultation and go ahead.

Hope this answers your question, if you have additional questions or follow up questions then please
do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your questions.

Wishing you good health.


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Suggest treatment for high BP, ear infection and buzzing sensation

Brief Answer: Seems to be sensorineural hearing loss. Detailed Answer: Hi, I had gone through your question and understand your concerns that you are having fluctuating blood pressure with buzzing ears. Answers and solutions for your queries. 1. Ear buzz usually occurs with blocked ear canal or inner ear issues, for that you need to undergo otoscopy and hearing tests ( PTA and impedance) from an Ent surgeon to see any hearing loss ( hearing loss also cause ringing in ears). 2. Hearing your own heart beat could be due to high cardiac out put status, which is usually occurs with anemia or high blood pressure or with vessel abnormalities ( compressions aneurysms). To localise the cause, u need to undergo blood tests ( complete blood picture, complete urine examination and serum electrolytes) , echocardiogram ( heart status) and Doppler study of neck vessels. 3. Anxiety can also cause tinnitus ( buzzing ears). You need to reduce your waight, do exercises and avoid smoking and alcoholism ( if you are with this habits). I suggest you to kindly discucss your treating doctors about these investigations and consultation and go ahead. Hope this answers your question, if you have additional questions or follow up questions then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your questions. Wishing you good health.