Brain Inflammation from Diabetes — Possible Cause of Tinnitus?

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Could brain inflammation from diabetes cause tinnitus?

  1. Yes

  2. Maybe

  3. It could be a partial cause

  4. No

  5. I've got no idea

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    1. T-Sux
      Sweet tooth

      T-Sux Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      4th July 2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Something popped in my head
      Is that a plausible cause of tinnitus?

      Say you're overweight, developed type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, don't exercise much, can't handle stress. (Yes, you suck hard, but that is not the point here.)

      One day you hear something go pop in your head and you go from beautiful silence to life ruining hissing in your head. Sometimes it gets really loud and you just want to die.

      My theory is that the pop marked some kind of damage (of the blood-brain barrier, for example) and since sugar has a pro-inflammatory effect, the damage possibly enabled inflammation of the (auditory part?) of the brain which in turn caused tinnitus in some way.

      Am I dead wrong or can there be any truth to this?

      Insight regarding inflammation due to other reasons and its connection to tinnitus much appreciated as well.
       
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      AUTHOR
      T-Sux
      Sweet tooth

      T-Sux Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      4th July 2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Something popped in my head
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    3. dan
      Chatty

      dan Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Toronto, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise
      I hate to disappoint you but science does not know the exact mechanism(s) of tinnitus etiology.
       
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    4. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      T-Sux
      Sweet tooth

      T-Sux Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      4th July 2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Something popped in my head
      Let's speculate then, it's not a crime. :pompous:
       
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    5. JK888
      Disapproved

      JK888 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      neurological
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    6. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      T-Sux
      Sweet tooth

      T-Sux Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      4th July 2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Something popped in my head
      Yup. A detailed discussion on TNF-α correlation with brain inflammation here:

      TNF Alpha and Brain Inflammation

      How does blood sugar affect inflammation?

      Maybe hyperglycemia can cause damage to the blood-brain barrier, which messes up the brain, hence tinnitus?
       
    7. Elmer B Fuddled

      Elmer B Fuddled Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      plugged nasal eustachian tube
      I'm diabetic and have encountered memory loss, plus diabetes will cause nerve damage.
       
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    8. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      T-Sux
      Sweet tooth

      T-Sux Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      4th July 2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Something popped in my head
      That's why I sure hope what popped was a blood vessel and not a nerve. Nerves cannot regenerate, whereas blood vessels can.
       
    9. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      T-Sux
      Sweet tooth

      T-Sux Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      4th July 2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Something popped in my head
    10. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      T-Sux
      Sweet tooth

      T-Sux Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      4th July 2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Something popped in my head
      What a lonely thread. The author must be some giant loser.
       
    11. anotherforumuser

      anotherforumuser Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Spain
      Tinnitus Since:
      15 may 2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      MRI + probably neck
      I voted "maybe".
      Everybody out there is such. You may also be many good things such as a researching guy.

      P.S. By filtering your list in the other thread and according to the fact it can be "silent", with what I could research around, I'd believe it can be many things, but considering they follow a posture/daily pattern and the fact it is sometimes silent, then from your list in the other thread, acid reflux and high blood pressure have bought a lot of tickets, together with the usual somatic suspects we talk about in forum (neck, TMJ, POSTURE in your case).

      Good luck!
       
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    12. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      T-Sux
      Sweet tooth

      T-Sux Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      4th July 2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Something popped in my head
      Well, I'm a T-Rex, so my posture is not optimal, but thank you for pointing that out. :wacky:

      If you ask me however it just has to be connected to inflammation in some way.

      Diabetes (sugar) -> pro-inflammatory.
      Lack of exercise -> pro-inflammatory.
      Stress (cortisol) -> pro-inflammatory.

      Some other factors don't help either, like poor sleeping patterns, social isolation (depression) etc.

      My life is a complete mess and I'm really struggling to get it back in order.

      Meanwhile my body is telling me "if you keep this up I'm gonna hurt ya."

      I just hope it's not too late.

      I have a neurologist appointment in a few months, hope they'll be able to figure out which part of my brain is on strike.
       
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    13. DebInAustralia
      No Mood

      DebInAustralia Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      Geelong, Victoria
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Dr. Berg says hyperglycaemia causes nerve damage, and recommends Benfotiamine for tinnitus.
      Updates?
       
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