We've written before about tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, but we want to make sure that our patients understand that there are things that can cause your tinnitus to worsen. Obviously, being exposed to loud noises can make the ringing in your worse, but so can caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol consumption. Alcohol causes your blood cells to dilate and increase blood pressure, causing the noise to increase in your ears. As an ENT specialist in Kingwood, we can help you manage and effectively treat your tinnitus.
Stress can also cause your tinnitus to worsen, so it's important to take time to relax. Turning on a fan to a low setting or playing soft music at low volume can help mask the ringing, and this can help you relax or get to sleep at night. There are several home remedies out there, and while some may decrease the noise, they are only temporary fixes and may not be effective at all. An ENT doctor can treat your tinnitus safely, as well as help you understand what is causing the issue. If your tinnitus comes and goes, or you experience dizziness along with a ringing in your ears, it's imperative to see a doctor as soon as possible.
If your tinnitus has worsened, or you're experiencing it for the first time, make an appointment with our Kingwood clinic today. Our staff will answer all of your questions, and guide you in the right direction, so that the ringing, buzzing, or clicking that has invaded your hearing can be properly treated.