Dr. Nagler's Tinnitus Corner
Latest Topics
 
 
 


Reply
  Author   Comment  
Dr. Nagler

Owner
Registered:
Posts: 1,764
 #1 
B.W. asked:

Dr. Nagler, I have heard that there is an association between tinnitus and thyroid conditions. What is your opinion?

.............

Tinnitus has been occasionally associated with underactive thyroid conditions, overactive thyroid conditions, inflammatory thyroid conditions, and autoimmune thyroid conditions. But I am not aware of a single case wherein correction of a thyroid abnormality has resulted in resolution of tinnitus. Strictly from a pragmatic standpoint, therefore, I believe that individuals with unexplained tinnitus of more than two months' duration should undergo a routine battery of thyroid function tests and should have any abnormalities discovered as a result of that testing addressed as a matter of general health rather than in the hopes that in so doing their tinnitus will improve.

Dr. Stephen Nagler

__________________

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
- Mahatma Gandhi

No bird ever soared in a calm. Adversity is what lifts us.
-
David McCullough quoting Wilbur Wright
Previous Topic | Next Topic
Print
Reply

Quick Navigation:

Easily create a Forum Website with Website Toolbox.



Dr. Nagler's Tinnitus Corner is provided for education and information only. It is not intended for the purpose of providing medical care and should in no way substitute for appropriate in-person consultations with qualified healthcare professionals. By using this site, participants agree to hold Dr. Nagler and Atlanta Tinnitus Consultants, LLC harmless with respect to any loss, injury, claim, liability, or damage arising from following the postings herein.