How to treat tinnitus


has discussed tinnitus on the , stating that tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, can be influenced by various factors, including stress levels and can vary in intensity. It may be caused by disruption or damage to hair cells, emphasizing the importance of protecting one's hearing. For treating tinnitus, he mentioned four non-prescription compounds that are backed by quality peer-reviewed data: melatonin, Ginkgo biloba, zinc, and magnesium. Each has been found to have modest yet statistically significant effects on reducing the severity of tinnitus symptoms.

Melatonin, in particular, was highlighted in several studies he discussed, with doses ranging from 3 milligrams per day and durations from 30 days to six months. These studies showed a reduction in the severity of tinnitus symptoms. Ginkgo biloba has limited evidence suggesting it may help tinnitus as a side effect of cognitive decline or age-related issues. Zinc supplementation at higher levels of 50 milligrams per day was shown in one study to decrease tinnitus severity. Magnesium, in one Phase II study of 19 subjects taking 532 milligrams of elemental magnesium, was associated with a lessening of tinnitus symptoms.

However, noted that these aren't cures and stressed the importance of individuals speaking with their doctors before trying any such treatments for tinnitus 1 2.

Tinnitus Treatments

Andrew discusses four different treatments for tinnitus: melatonin, Ginkgo Boaboa, zinc, and magnesium. While each has shown some modest effects in reducing the severity of tinnitus symptoms, Andrew emphasizes that he is a scientist and not a physician, and encourages listeners to talk to their doctors before trying any of these treatments.

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