Therapy perspectives in subjective tinnitus

Author: Lacosta Nicolas JL//Garcia Cano J
Affiliation: Hospital San Millan (Servicio de O.R.L.), Logrono
Conference/Journal: Otorrinolaringol Ibero Am
Date published: 2001
Other: Volume ID: 28 , Issue ID: 1 , Pages: 75-85 , Special Notes: Review [Article in Spanish] , Word Count: 125

The AA. of this article have achieved a bibliographical perusal about treatment of subjective tinnitus, including even papers based on controlled clinical trials. Pharmacologic agents are settled on vasodilators of cochlear microcirculation (nimodipine, trimetazidine, Ginkgo biloba extract, misoprostol), lidocaine, the anxiolitics (alprazolam, corazepam) and the antidepressants (nortrityline). Comments sonorous amplification. Also are displayed, because of their benefits, the relaxation techniques (biofeeback, hypnotherapy, acupuncture and yoga) and psychological counseling in patients with asthma. Activities associated with rapid ventilation and higher frictional stress (e.g. exercise, hyperventilation, coughing, sneezing and laughing) cause asthma to worsen whilst activities that reduce frictional stress (Yoga 'Pranayama', breathing a helium-oxygen mixture and nasal continuous positive airway pressure) are beneficial. Therefore control of cough may have anti-inflammatory benefits in patients with asthma.