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Relieve the ringing in your ears with the “love hormone”

It’s one of the most common health conditions in the country, but no one can tell you’ve got it just by looking at you.

They can’t hear the ringing… the buzzing… the whooshing… and all those other sounds that are constantly reverberating inside your head.

But you’re not alone — because nearly 1 in 10 Americans can’t sleep, concentrate, or even carry on a conversation because of tinnitus.

Maybe you’ve had it so long that you don’t remember when it first started — and you’ve probably thought that those phantom sounds won’t ever go away.

But the latest research offers a bit of hope for you if you’ve got tinnitus. And it turns out that all you may really need is love.

In a small trial out of Brazil, a nasal spray of the “love hormone” known as oxytocin (which your body naturally produces) significantly improved tinnitus, compared to placebo.

What’s more, the spray seemed to provide almost immediate relief.

Oxytocin is the chemical produced when you snuggle up to someone you love — whether it’s a brand new bundle of joy or the spouse you’ve been with for eons.

Researchers don’t yet know exactly how this hormone works — but the study subjects did find relief from their tinnitus with no side effects.

Some of the subjects even saw their tinnitus completely disappear!

The risk of tinnitus increases as you age, especially in your sixties and beyond. And you don’t have to have been a rock star, a gunslinger, or a factory worker to be affected by it — though prolonged exposure to loud noises is certainly a top cause of it.

You’re also at risk if you’ve got high blood pressure… if you’ve ever smoked cigarettes…and even if you’re anxious!

That means that relieving those underlying causes may help, but otherwise you’re stuck with sticking something in your ear that plays a sound to drown out the tinnitus (called a “masking device”)… or learning how to train your brain to filter out the sound.

Unfortunately, you can’t run out to your nearest pharmacy and pick up oxytocin nasal spray yet, but this new research is encouraging for our chances to find something that directly targets and shuts off the tinnitus.

As always, I’ll keep you updated on the latest findings — but in the meantime, it couldn’t hurt to boost your natural levels of oxytocin by getting a little extra “social bonding” in.

At the very least, it may reduce your anxiety.

Sources:
The ‘Love Hormone’ May Quiet Tinnitus
(medlineplus.gov)

Prevalence and characteristics of tinnitus among US adults.
(ncbi.nlm.nih.gov)

Understanding Tinnitus — Diagnosis and Treatment
(webmd.com)

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