Other Diseases & Medical Conditions

Tinnitus is a reported symptom of the following medical conditions:

  • Metabolic Disorders: Hypothyroidism, Hyperthyroidism, Anaemia
  • Autoimmune Disorders: Lyme Disease, Fibromyalgia
  • Blood Vessel Disorders: High Blood Pressure, Atherosclerosis
  • Psychiatric Disorders: Depression, Anxiety, Stress
  • Vestibular Disorders: Meniere’s Disease, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Otosclerosis
  • Tumour-Related Disorders (very rare): Acoustic Neuroma, Vestibular Schwannoma, other tumorous growths

Again, a person experiencing tinnitus should not assume that he/she has one of the medical conditions listed above. Only a trained healthcare provider can appropriately diagnose the underlying cause of tinnitus.

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