Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Attention, please!

Pimples
Tinnitus
Stuttering

are three things an average person doesn't need. Some people fight them. With a success or without a success?

I had pimples (Acne Vulgaris) when I was 15. I tried some creams and teas. And I still had pimples at 25. I had almost burned skin from using one strong retinal cream. Then I just forgot all, continued living with those embarasing albeit not life threatening bumps.

So what if you try to forget tinnitus? Funny enough?

After some years I became aware (what I knew for a long time though) that I feel the need to change my food habits. The trigger was banal - not so big budget...Well, I dropped: all sweets and all milk products. I was doing this a couple of months - and once I just "found out" that my pimples were gone. Completely, silently.

I'm not saying here that food cures or causes pimples.
I only think that pimples are consequence of some unhealthy habit. Not unhealthy in general, but what is unhealthy for you. Some food. Some place. Some people.
But the story continue...

O.K. What about stuttering?----- None of my business.

Low Blood Pressure and Tinnitus

When you get up from the bed in the morning, do you hear a hiss within your head (or in the ears)? Do you feel like you'll faint?
It can mean that you have a low blood pressure (BP).

In healthy adults BP is between 140/90 and 90/50 mm Hg. Normal BP level varies from person to person, so more than absolute value the change of BP level is important. Fall of BP for 20mmHg in a short time can cause hypotension symptoms even if the absolute value of BP is within normal range.

How low BP causes a hiss?
Low BP leads to low pressure within the head (intracranial pressure) consequently changing the pressure in an ear cohlea fluid (endolymph), which affects the normal way of stimulation of hearing receptors what results in a hiss. In addition: blood supply to inner ear vessels is not sufficient what results in inappropriate operation of the inner ear.

Other causes of hiss related to vessels/blood:
High blood pressure
Atherosclerotic artery or thrombotic plug in veins near the ear causing turbulent blood flow.
Brain artery aneurysm
Changes in blood composition (anemia, leukemia...)
Dehydration