What is pulsatile tinnitus- pulsating tinnitus? Very little is actually explained to the people about tinnitus. The only thing which everyone commonly comes to know is its symptoms. Most of the people do not know about the actual causes of this pulsating tinnitus. Many people also come to a perception that there are no cures for tinnitus. So I would like to list some of the major and minor causes of the tinnitus. This article could help people know more about the causes of pulsating tinnitus which could easily help people in prevention and cure.
Pulsating tinnitus is a ringing sound that you alone seem to hear in the absence of any real noise around. In simple, it the sounds of your own pulse, heart beat or even your blood flow which causes the ringing sound in your ears. Tinnitus may be objective tinnitus or subjective tinnitus. Objective tinnitus is the one which can be heard by other people. Its not common but its easy to treat. Subjective tinnitus is the most common around and it will not be easy to treat unless we figure out the exact cause of the tinnitus. Now we can go in detail about the causes of tinnitus.
The majority of tinnitus sufferers have somehow damaged the delicate structures of the inner ear. It’s called chronic inflammation. This inflammation causes increased blood flow to the damaged tissue, which is present in the ear. This blood flow causes the ringing sound or tinnitus. Then a patulous Eustachian tube, in which the Eustachian tube remains intermittently open, causing an echoing sound of the person’s own heartbeat, breathing, and speech. The Eustachian tube is present behind the middle ear is the major reason for tinnitus, when it is damaged or infected. When this tube is infected or damaged, a fluid is accumulated in the air filled space in middle ear. This causes pulsating tinnitus.
Sinus problems also lead to pulsating tinnitus. When a person takes in excess of antibiotics it causes thickening of the mucous in the inner ear. This mucous has to drain out through the Eustachian tubes. But the mucous has become too thick to drain out through the narrow tubes. Thyroid Dysfunction also causes pulsatile tinnitus. In a particular dysfunction Hyperthyroidism, causes increased faster heart beats. This in turn causes pulsating noise. Some other causes of tinnitus may be due to stress, side effects caused by prescribed drugs, tumors in the middle ear etc. These are some of the common causes of pulsating tinnitus. There are other causes of tinnitus but its occurrence is very less.
* Carotid Artery-Cavernous Sinus Fistula – this condition results from massive head trauma. It involves the abnormal merging of the large artery and large veins. * Infection or chronic inflammation of the middle ear – this condition causes the blood flow to increase. When this occurs, the blood flow causes a turbulent sound, similar to rapid flow of water. * Hypertension – in many cases, pulsatile tinnitus is caused by taking medications for hypertension. This can be treated by changing the dosage of the medication or changing it completely. * Glomous Tumor – also identified as vascular tumor that occurs inside or just below the ear. Surgery is often advised to correct this condition.
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