Tinnitus and blood testing

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    1. James White
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      James White Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Toulouse, France
      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Maybe loud music. Not sure.
      Hi everyone,

      I'm considering having a good global blood test but i'd like to ask for specific tests for tinnitus. I've read b12 and d vitamins deficiencies could worsen tinnitus and i think you can have that checked, so what should i ask for and what is possible ?

      • Vitamin B12
      • Vitamin D
      • Zinc ?
      • Tryglicerid : i guess this is the most standard
      • Cholesterol
      What else ?
       
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    2. erik
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      erik Manager Staff Benefactor

      Location:
      Washington State, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/15/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Most likely hearing loss
      maybe also thyroid, liver function and testosterone.
       
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    3. Golly
      Bookworm

      Golly Member Benefactor Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      New York City
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2011
      Perhaps test Magnesium levels, too. -G
       
    4. James White
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      James White Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Toulouse, France
      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Maybe loud music. Not sure.
      I thought you couldn't measure magnesium ?
       
    5. aura

      aura Member

      Location:
      romania
      Tinnitus Since:
      05.2012
      Complete blood count, ESR, blood sugar level, liver function tests ( ALT, AST), urea, creatinine, sodium, potassium,magnesium, total calcium, total proteins, 25-oh-d vitamin, total cholesterol, triglycerides, thyroid function tests( TSH, free T4).
       
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    6. inadmin

      inadmin Member

      My Doctor said Magnezium levels cannot be determined through a blood test, but he told me there's no problem in taking it for 3 months. I read somewhere that iron also needs to get checked.
       
    7. Markku
      Inspired

      Markku Director Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Team Trobalt Team Tech Team Awareness Team Research

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Syringing
      Yeah, magnesium measurement doesn't seem to be very reliable.

      Measuring total serum magnesium is a feasible and affordable way to monitor changes in magnesium status, although it does not necessarily reflect total body magnesium content.

      The most common test for the evaluation of magnesium levels and magnesium status in patients is serum magnesium concentration [21, 56], which is valuable in clinical medicine, especially for rapid assessment of acute changes in magnesium status [17]. However, serum magnesium concentration does not correlate with tissue pools, with the exception of interstitial fluid and bone. It also does not reflect total body magnesium levels [17, 57]. Only 1% of total body magnesium is present in extracellular fluids, and only 0.3% of total body magnesium is found in serum, and so serum magnesium concentrations [22] are poor predictors of intracellular/total body magnesium content [7]. This situation is comparable to assessing total body calcium by measuring serum calcium, which, too, does not adequately represent total body content. As with many reference values, laboratory parameters will also vary from laboratory to laboratory resulting in slightly varying ranges for the ‘healthy’ populations evaluated. What is considered the ‘normal level’ might actually be slightly too low, representing a mild magnesium deficit present in the normal population [17].

      There are also the 24-hour urine excretion test, and the retention test.
      The full article from the below link:
      http://ckj.oxfordjournals.org/content/5/Suppl_1/i3.full

       
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    8. aura

      aura Member

      Location:
      romania
      Tinnitus Since:
      05.2012
      Measure serum calcium, 24 hour urine
      calcium output , 25 oh d vitamin, PTH and it s more than enough!
       

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