Tinnitus, or ringing in the ear is a very rare symptom of adrenal fatigue syndrome. This is Dr. Lam, founder of DrLam.com.
Now very few people have this symptom, but some do, and these people usually have no other type of adrenal fatigue symptoms. In other words, their presentation of adrenal fatigue is not necessarily massive fatigue or lethargy, there may be some. They may be under a lot of stress, but their clinical presentation is more of ringing in the ears for no apparent reason.
Now, we don't know the exact cause of this, usually numerous doctors have been solicited, extensive workups have been done, and ear nose and throat doctors have been consulted, CT scans of the head have been done, as well as many medications have been tried; but usually it does not get better. The tinitus appears to be non-professionally related, and it comes on and sometimes the ringing gets louder as the day goes by, but necessarily so. It is rather ambiguous, and not very clear cut, it is one of these things that the sufferers will complain, it is usually not debilitating but it can kind of progress and become very annoying because numerous workups are usually very negative. Well, how do you know that this is tied into adrenal fatigue? Well the answer is you don't, 100%.
What you do think of and what we as clinicians think about is to put this together as one of the very rare symptoms but it does present, and when it's present it is kind of a stand-alone thing although sometimes it can be associated with other symptoms as well. But, more often than not a person will come in stressed out, and their complaint mostly would be ringing in the ears. Now there may be other complaints as well as I said earlier, but those are not prominent. So when you have this type of situation you have to take a detailed history and figure out what is really going on.
We think that sometimes it may have to do with a neurotransmitter called norepinephrine that is released from the brain and that may have some pathways that we have yet to know on how to trigger this ringing situation. Suffice to say that if your body has all been totally examined and everything is normal, then what you can do is to think about adrenal fatigue. Now interestingly, normally this can go away when the adrenal support is given and the body's adrenal system seems to improve. We see that quite frequently, so in that sense it is a somewhat benign symptom unless it is very advanced, in which case it can actually be quite debilitating. There has been some use over the years of certain types of nutritionals that can be beneficial in this respect but a lot of trial and error is involved, and there is no definitive way to say that it is exactly what it is and the reason. But it is an alert, it's something that you want to think about if there is nothing else going on and it seems to be bother you, and you have adrenal fatigue symptoms at the same time.
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