If you’ve ever drank too much alcohol, you’ve probably experienced ringing in the ears, or tinnitus. The relationship between alcohol and tinnitus is still being explored, and it’s often the most talked about topic when people ask their doctor for tinnitus advice. The website ScienceLine.org answers this question accurately:
Why do I sometimes hear ringing in my ears, especially when I drink alcohol?
Downing an excessive amount of intoxicating liquids over a long period of time (usually defined as more than that one stingy glass of wine a day) may contribute to hypertension, or high blood pressure. Although the connection between high blood pressure and tinnitus is not well understood, it has been observed that both high blood pressure and excessive alcohol consumption can make your tinnitus worse. And so can other factors that often accompany drinking, like stress or caffeine.
There is some evidence that an alcohol treatment drug called Campral may help alleviate ringing in the ear. Researchers are still monitoring the drug’s effect on the body. Campral is used to help alcoholics withdraw from their chemical dependence while reducing the harsh effects the body usually experiences, such as sweating, sleep disturbances, and anxiety. It also helps the brain to function normal again.
If your ringing in the ears is bothersome, please talk to your doctor for advice. They will work with you to discuss the best treatment options, as well as answer questions related to tinnitus over-the-counter treatment and medication. Does alcohol trigger your tinnitus? Leave a message and tell us about your experience!
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