Could your Tinnitus be a result of a simple Magnesium deficiency? This article about Tinnitus and Magnesium deficiency says it definitely could be the case. Below, you will find a brief summary of that article that we just linked to. If your Tinnitus is caused by Magnesium deficiency, simply taking it as a daily supplement can potentially make your Tinnitus go away. If Magnesium can make your Tinnitus go away, you will typically experience these signs that tinnitus is going away, in about a month or so after regularly taking Magnesium supplementation.
How does Magnesium deficiency cause Tinnitus?
Overexcited nervous system
Magnesium controls the amount of calcium produced in the body. When magnesium levels are slow, calcium channels are chaotically unabated and this then results in excessive glutamate production. Glutamate production that excites your neurons and nerves. Your auditory nerve is not spared either. When you begin to correct your Magnesium deficiency, your nervous system can gradually begin to calm down. This can then allow your Tinnitus to lessen or resolve.
Increased blood pressure
Magnesium deficiency also causes an increase in blood pressure. When your heart struggles to pump blood out to the organs, your vital organs receive whatever blood is pumped out first. Ears aren’t considered a vital organ and blood supply is therefore compromised, even if by not a great margin. But, you must understand that the ears rely on blood as the ONLY source of nutrient supply. Blood is full of oxygen, sodium, magnesium and other trace elements that are all required to make your ears work. A chronically poor supply of blood to the ears can easily trigger conditions like Tinnitus, hearing loss and even more serious problems like vertigo and dizziness.
Decreased loud noise protection
Another rather largely unknown connection between magnesium and the ears is that magnesium helps the ears protect itself against loud noise damage. As you might already know, almost 80% of Tinnitus cases worldwide are when loud noise was the trigger that brought on an onset of Tinnitus. Without Magnesium, your ears are more prone to loud noise damage than people with healthy magnesium levels. If you already have Tinnitus, it is vital that you take extra precaution to protect yourself against loud noises. You can do this by increasing your Magnesium intake, wearing ear plugs or by even simply avoiding noisy environments.
How to test your magnesium level?
Ordering blood work is the only way to test Magnesium levels. Your doctor can advise you on how to proceed with this test. Depending on your health condition, your Doctor may also test you for other vitamins that have been known to be linked to Tinnitus. Vitamin B12, Vitamin D and even folate have all been linked as a potential cause or trigger for Tinnitus spikes, when in deficient levels.