Is there any relationship between hypertension and earaches?

Ear ache is not one of the major symptoms associated with hypertension, but such a connection cannot be ruled out. Hypertension presents quite often with a set of non specific symptoms and it can be hard to figure out if any particular symptom is connected with hypertension or not.

I am listing some natural remedies for hypertension to help with your problem. If you find that controlling blood pressure also helps with your ear pain, there might well be a connection:

  • One of the first things to do is to reduce your salt intake. Try not to add salt to the food you cook. Substitute salt with flavorings such as lemon or herbs. Or use a Low sodium salt which should be available in most pharmacies.
  • Garlic powder supplement is known to help control blood pressure in patients with a mild problem.
  • Fish oil has been shown to be of modest benefit in certain studies. Making certain kinds of fish a part of your diet will also work.
  • CoQ10 is one of the most effective supplements for hypertension with quite a few studies showing benefits at dosages of 60 mg twice daily
  • Hawthorn is also quite effective at a dose of 1200 mg per day and is often prescribed by herbal practitioners to good effect.

In addition to these, standard lifestyle changes such as exercise, a balanced high fibre diet and de-stressing measures such as meditation and breathing exercises will be beneficial in the long term.

For immediate relief from the ear pain try the following:

  • Heat some olive oil in a pan on a very low flame. To this add 5-6 pounded flakes of garlic. Let the essence of the garlic seep into the oil for about an our or so. Put 4-5 drops of this oil in your ear for pain relief.
  • Putting 4-5 drops of mullein oil in your ears is also said to be quite effective for pain relief.

If you have symptoms of ear infection, such as fever or bad smell from the ears, perhaps the ear ache is on account of the infection and should be investigated by a doctor separately.

answered by S E

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