pulsatile tinnitus - Are you looking for a Pulsatile Tinnitus Cure?
Posted Jul 28 2011 5:03am
Tinnitus, (pronounced tih-NIGHT-us or TIN-ih-tus) is a ringing, swishing, or other type of noise that typically caused by trauma to your eardrum or a health condition. If you have been looking for a pulsatile tinnitus cure, you have probably come across many different remedies on the web. Pulsatile tinnitus is caused by a change in the blood flow in the large blood vessels that carry the blood to the brain and back from the brain to the heart. Before discussing a pulsatile tinnitus treatment, it is necessary to discuss the anatomy of these blood vessels.
The brain has 4 main arteries that supply blood to it. There are 2 large arteries in the front of the neck (carotid arteries) and there are two blood vessels in the back of the neck called vertebral arteries. Together these four blood vessels supplying blood to the brain. The carotid arteries run approximately 1/20th of an inch from the inner ear hearing organ (cochlea). The vertebral arteries travel in the spine and supply the back parts of the brain and the brain stem. Branches off of these arteries supply the inner ear hearing organ and travel very closely to the hearing nerve.
The large blood vessel that carries the blood from the brain to the heart is called the jugular vein. This blood vessel also runs approximately 1/20th of an inch from the inner ear hearing organ. Any change in the flow of blood in these blood vessels will cause one to hear a pulsatile tinnitus sound in the ear. Pulsatile tinnitus cure requires discovering what caused the pulsatile tinnitus and to try to reverse that problem.
Before contemplating a pulsatile tinnitus treatment one has to know what exactly caused the problem. First thing that is required is a visit to an ear nose and throat doctor for an examination of the ear and neck. Generally some scans such as an MRI scan have to be seen to rule out tumors or abnormal blood vessels (AVM). Once the scan is been obtained and tumors have been ruled out then the next step, is to use a sound therapy system to help cover up sound. Other problems that need to be addressed include checking thyroid function, checking the blood level (hemoglobin), checking for pregnancy, and checking for other uncommon conditions such as superior canal dehiscence, and sigmoid sinus diverticulum. The last set of problems can be cured by treating the underlying condition with medication or surgery.