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Tinnitus and pregnancy

About beeping & whistling in the ear in pregnant women

What is tinnitus during pregnancy?

In this article, we provide information on tinnitus symptoms experienced by some women during pregnancy. It is believed that increased blood pressure during pregnancy may be one possible explanations for this phenomenon.

Is tinnitus common in pregnancy?

Tinnitus, also known as ringing in the ears, is a condition that causes a person to perceive a noise, such as ringing, beeping, or throbbing, that is not audible to others. It is more commonly reported by women, and recent studies suggest that pregnant women are more likely to experience tinnitus.

In this article, we will explore the possible causes of tinnitus in pregnant women, including the potential role of high blood pressure, which is a common occurrence during pregnancy.

Why does tinnitus occur during pregnancy?

Increased blood pressure and hormonal fluctuations, such as an increase in the hormone progesterone, are likely the main causes of tinnitus onset during pregnancy. It is important for pregnant women who experience tinnitus symptoms to remain calm in order to avoid exposing the fetus to unnecessary stress. Staying calm is important if you experience tinnitus during pregnancy, these symptoms are often triggered due to hormonal fluctuations and they are likely to stabilise after childbirth.

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Treatment of pregnancy tinnitus

A healthy lifestyle and a balanced diet, including fruits and vegetables, can help alleviate tinnitus symptoms and provide all the necessary nutrients during pregnancy.

In addition to a healthy diet, drinking at least one and a half litres of mineral water and taking minerals, vitamins and food supplements on a daily basis, can promote healthy hearing.

Sound aids, such as sound balls, sound bars or sound pillows, can be used to produce relaxing sounds that reduce or even eliminate annoying noises associated with tinnitus. These aids generate sounds that create a pleasant feeling of relaxation, such as white noise, which can help alleviate tinnitus during pregnancy.

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