Invite Health Podcast, Episode hosted by Amanda William, MPH
When we look at the top health conditions throughout the country, there is one condition that is so commonly overlooked and I want to talk about that today. This condition is called tinnitus and it is impacting so many people. I want to give you some insight into what you can be doing and how to approach this particular condition.†
What is tinnitus?
Tinnitus is very closely linked to hearing loss. It is characterized by a persistent ringing or buzzing sensation within the ear. It can be triggered by a variety of different causes. A majority of tinnitus cases are associated with hearing loss.†
The American Tinnitus Association has reported that over 45 million Americans struggle with tinnitus, making it one of the most common health conditions in the United States. For many people, this is a constant and regular condition that poses issues in their everyday lives. This constant annoyance makes it difficult to just do daily tasks. It impacts your ability to focus and get a restful night of sleep. When that happens, that starts to affect all aspects of our overall health, including blood pressure, metabolism, blood glucose levels and more.†
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How to support the health of the inner ear
The hair cells within the inner ear are specialized nerve cells that are tasked with translating sound waves into interpretive signals for the brain. Over time, these hair cells can be damaged by loud sounds. They can also become damaged if they are deprived of key nutrients, such as antioxidants, that they need to fend off damaging reactive oxygen species.†
If we try to regulate inflammation within the inner ear and replenish the antioxidants that have been wiped out, this can be very promising to those who deal with this chronic condition.†
One nutrient that can be beneficial is N-acetylcysteine (NAC). This is a naturally-occurring antioxidant that has been shown to protect the inner ear, which can be damaged due to noise. Glutathione also plays a role in supporting hearing. The endogenous antioxidant lipoic acid can also help fend off oxidative stress that impacts the health of the inner ear. B-vitamins such as methylfolate and methylcobalamin also play a role in the health of the nerve cells found in the ear. Magnesium can support proper circulation to the hair cells in the ear. When you combine NAC, magnesium and our Methyl-B formulation, they all work synergistically together. Even coenzyme Q10 and zinc play a significant role in tinnitus as they help support hearing and energy within the ear itself.†
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In this episode, Amanda Williams, MPH defines tinnitus and explains just how common it is. She discusses nutrients that can help fend off the consistent ringing or buzzing associated with this issue.†
- Different types of hearing loss
- How common is this issue?
- Causes of tinnitus
- Traditional medical responses to tinnitus
- Studies on nutrition for chronic ear ringing
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