Tinnitus Sufferer Shares Personal Experience with Tinnitus at www.stopearringing.com
Edison, NJ, (PRWEB) August 6, 2009-- Imagine jumping out of a deep-sleep to a high pitch ringing sound in your ear, or constantly hearing the rushing sound of water or birds chirping. Sounds awful, right? Unfortunately, this is a reality for millions of men and women who suffer from the medical condition tinnitus, often referred to as ringing in the ears.
Almost four years ago, Debby Seguin, 43 years old, wife and mother of three, woke up to a loud, high-pitched ringing in her ears. "There were times the ringing in my left ear just never went away, I couldn't escape the noise," expresses Seguin. "There was a time I could only fall asleep if the TV was on." Sometimes the ringing would affect Debby the second she woke up. "My focus would go right to my ear, if it was ringing, chances were, I wasn't going to be a happy person that day, and I would tell myself over and over, 'maybe later or tomorrow the ringing will go away," explains Seguin. "I was constantly saying, 'I'm sorry, what did you say?' I often felt like I was the only person who was coping with this problem." Debby was later diagnosed with Meniere's Syndrome, an incurable inner-ear disorder, and suffered from tinnitus and was told by her doctor she would eventually go deaf.
Unfortunately, Debby's story isn't uncommon. "There are millions of people suffering from some degree of tinnitus and many are told that the tinnitus may eventually go away on its own, or in a worst-case scenario, eventually lead to deafness," explains Dr. Andrew Cheng, an otolaryngologist and clinical assistant professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at New York Medical College.
"While there is no cure for tinnitus there are some lifestyle and dietary changes that can help ease the intensity of tinnitus, like getting enough sleep and decreasing intake of salt and caffeine, both of which constrict your blood vessels, increasing the speed of blood flow through your veins and arteries creating a pulsing sound in your ears," explains Dr. Cheng. Dr. Cheng also suggests his patients try Lipo-Flavonoid, www.lipoflavonoid.com, a nutritional supplement that contains a special blend of the B complex group of vitamins in a base of lipotropic agents, such as choline, inositol and pantothenic acid, plus vitamin C and bioflavonoids. "Seventy percent of my patients with tinnitus have had some level of success with Lipo-Flavonoid, which provides nutritional support to improve circulation in the inner ear for overall ear health."
Fortunately after seeing a Lipo-Flavonoid Plus commercial, Seguin also sought relief using the product. "I used to experience ear ringing one or two days a week, every week, for almost a year," says Seguin. "Since making the necessary lifestyle and dietary changes and supplementing with Lipo-Flavonoid, I haven't had the ringing in two years. "The tinnitus no longer controls me, I control my tinnitus."
"Supplementing with Lipo-Flavonoid in combination with making a few lifestyle changes helped restore Debby's inner ear fluid balance allowing for proper functioning of the hearing nerves, which stopped the ringing," explains Dr. Cheng.
I feel great, and I'm enjoying living a normal life without ringing and dizziness," adds Seguin.
Watch a video of Seguin discussing her personal struggle with tinnitus on Ask the ENT" section of the Web site and submit your question to Dr. Cheng, where he will answer a select group of questions each month. All answers are for informational purposes only and not to be construed as a personal medical diagnosis or formal medical advice by Dr. Cheng.
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