Salt — OK or Bad for Tinnitus?

Discussion in 'Support' started by AuntSally, Oct 22, 2016.

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    1. AuntSally

      AuntSally Member

      Location:
      Scotland
      Tinnitus Since:
      June 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not sure
      Just wondered how many people here restrict salt in their diet? And found it worked. The hydrops diet recommends no more than 1.5 - 2g salt (soduim/salt?) in a day. I find this very hard to follow, especially when not at home. And yet I've had seriously huge spikes when I was following it to the letter.
       
    2. MikeP505
      Curious

      MikeP505 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Ontario Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Punishment for being so darn good looking!
      I made a few major diet changes including sodium intake. It had not lowered my tinnitus but I also never experience spikes like many do. Foods today are processed to death and hard to get the right nutrition from. A loaf of bread that sits on the counter for 3 weeks and still won't get moldy?? Scary!

      I cook a lot from scratch now and include many more veggies and fresh fruits into my diet. I also take a Probiotic supplement once a day that has 8 strains of good bacteria and a count of 30 billion of the good bacteria's. This aids in digesting the foods properly to fuel the body well.

      Exercise is important also. So indeed try to keep your sodium intake low but don't panic about some salt. Our bodies actually require a balance of salt to function properly. Eat well, exercise a bit more and get the proper amount of sleep.
       
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    3. Mahr
      Tired

      Mahr Member Benefactor

      Location:
      The Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown, probably hair cell damage
      Too much salt is a silent killer. Saying that I think it is not just the salt but a healthy diet like @MikeP505 just mentioned. A diet, exercise, sleep, avoiding stresse etc are keys for a healthy lifestyle.
       
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    4. volsung37

      volsung37 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2014
      Be careful about reducing salt. It can severely affect the electrolytes your body needs to function properly. I found I developed muscular twitches throughout my body. Bringing my salt levels back to previous levels seems to have improved things.
       
    5. AuntSally

      AuntSally Member

      Location:
      Scotland
      Tinnitus Since:
      June 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not sure
      @volsung37 yes, someone recently said that to me. And that it's essential for proper brain function. So - damned if you do, damned if you don't. Salt that is.
       
    6. Kazue

      Kazue Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/19/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      MSG seems to make my T spike after eating it. Salt doesn't really affect me though.
       
    7. volsung37

      volsung37 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2014
      I think in the months after T strikes a lot of us cause a great deal of extra stress on our bodies trying to get rid of the invader. We stop drinking coffee, wine etc. We pump ourselves full of supplements. All this happening at once can throw our systems completely and exacerbate the very thing we're trying to alleviate. Sometimes 'the cure' can be worse than the disease.
       

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