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    What causes pulsing sensation in the ears?

Posted on Mon, 14 Aug 2017 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: I have recently experienced a whooshing/heartbeat sound in both ears. It's more pronounced when eating or I turn my head. I hear and feel it twice back to back.
I am on Wellbutrin and Phentermine. I stopped eating meat and dairy a month ago.
Answered by Dr. Salah Saad Shoman 42 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Pulsatile tinnitus

Detailed Answer:
Dear Ms, I have gone through your question and I understand your concerns...

But it seems that you are experiencing pulsatile tinnitus. It is often caused by disrupted blood flow in the blood vessels of the head and neck, either increased blood flow or narrowing of the blood flow.

I would recommend that you get a CT scan or MRI on your head and neck together with a carotid artery ultrasonography to determine the exact site of the problem.

I hope I answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
Follow up: Dr. Salah Saad Shoman 29 minutes later
This is what i gathered from researching online. I also saw where it can be a side effect of perimenopause, which i am experiencing. My most recent labs in March & April were good. Ive never had high BP or cholesterol. Is it normal to happen suddenly when you're otherwise healthy?
Answered by Dr. Salah Saad Shoman 12 hours later
Brief Answer:
Hormonal shifts

Detailed Answer:
Dear Ms, yes menopausal hormonal shifts tend to have a negative effect on the blood pressure leading to its increase. also these hormonal shifts make your blood pressure more sensitive to salt in your diet , so I would recommend you follow a salt reduced diet.. I hope you find this helpful.. if you don't have any other clarifications then please close the discussion.
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I run 3 miles, lift weights and do 30-60 min of yoga 3-5x a week. Am i able to continue? Ive lost 26 lbs since 4/1 and want to continue. Thank you!
Answered by Dr. Salah Saad Shoman 1 hour later
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Detailed Answer:
yes you can continue , no problem.. I hope you find this helpful
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