Discussion in 'Support' started by Trish123, Jul 12, 2016.

    1. Trish123

      Trish123 Member

      New York
      I'm 5'3 and 230 lbs. It's the heaviest I've ever been. My eating habits are terrible. I eat a lot of sweet and salty foods. I'm addicted to food because it makes me feel good but I think my health will be affected. Can obesity also cause tinnitus?
    2. Mario martz

      Mario martz Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      i dont think so, but its a factor to make things worse (health)
      doesnt sweets and salt spike your tinnitus? :O
    3. AUTHOR

      Trish123 Member

      New York
      Yes I do notice it spikes. Also when my blood pressure is high.
    4. yonkapin

      yonkapin Member Benefactor

      Melbourne, Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      March 2012
      Blood pressure can definitely affect tinnitus. My dad he would only really notice his tinnitus when his blood pressure was high.

      Start exercising and eating better, it will make an incredible difference in every possible way.

      Don't hesitate or overthink it, go out to your closest gym and sign up. If you have problems with motivation, I would entertain the idea of using a personal trainer. Otherwise make sure you're exercising 4-5 times a week - run, walk, lift weights, ride a bike (or do spin class at a gym), swim - find something you enjoy and get good at it.

      If you're struggling with a legitimate food addiction, then I would probably advise that you seek the help of mental heath practitioner that might be able to help you, I would think something like CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) would be useful for treating something like that but don't really have too much information in that regard. Build a support system that will help you avoid binge eating, whether that is confiding in friends, family or a professional. I'm sure you could probably find social groups who deal with the very subject also.

      Good luck! Never too late or too hard to start living a healthier lifestyle, you just need to start.
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