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Can symptoms of meniere disease be a avm?

Can symptoms of meniere disease be a avm?

Yes but not likely: Dizziness, ringing in the ears, and nausea are the the primary symptoms of meniere's disease. This disease is more common than aterio venous malformations. Nevertheless an avm which is located in certain areas of the brain could reproduce some of these symptoms but the common causes are more likely. ...Read more

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Meniere's Disease (Definition)

A disorder of the inner ear that causes episodes in which a person feels as if he or she is spinning (vertigo), has fluctuating hearing loss, and ringing in the ears. ...Read more


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What is meniere's disease?

What is meniere's disease?

Inner ear disorder: It is a condition characterized by hearing loss (often times fluctuating), tinnitus (ringing in the ears), dizziness, and often times a sensation of fullness in the ears. ...Read more

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What causes meniere's disease?

What causes meniere's disease?

Wish I knew: Any kind of insult to the inner ear might do it, but no single problem predictably causes meneire's. In many cases a viral inner ear infection damages an area of the inner ear that leads to a change in how electrolytes are handled in those tissues. That leads to accumulation of fluid in the inner ear, which leads to the spells and hearing loss. Allergy can play a role. ...Read more

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What are the varying degrees of meniere's disease?

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What are the varying degrees of meniere's disease?

Meniere's disease: Vertigo, Hearing loss, Tinnitus, Sense of fullness or pressure in ears. Classic form has all four. ...Read more

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Could there be varying degrees of meniere's disease?

Could there be varying degrees of meniere's disease?

Yes: This condition, of unknown origin, varies from occasional inconvenience to frequent debility. Hopefully you have the mild kind. Some have gotten relief from eliminating aspartame in all forms from the diet and taking one 500 mg Niacin each morning. ...Read more

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Is meniere's disease infectious?

Is meniere's disease infectious?

Meniere's disease: Meniere's disease in not caused by an infection, nor is it contagious. The specific cause of meniere's is not known, although there is commonality of finding of inner ear fluid build-up in patients suffering from meniere's. ...Read more

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Can you fly with meniere's disease?

Can you fly with meniere's disease?

Yes: You just need to avoid salt, fat and alcohol when flying. Fluid retention makes menieres attacks more likely so stay away from salty fatty foods. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for meniere's disease?

Not yet: Not yet. But there are ways of limiting the severity of the symptoms and possibly reducing the recurrent attacks. Get specialized expertise for this bothersome disorder. And stay tuned. ...Read more

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What is the surgery for meniere's disease?

What is the surgery for meniere's disease?

Various surgeries: There are an assortment of surgeries that are available. They can be classified as destructive, conservative or preservative and this is based on presence or abscence of useful hearing. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of meniere's disease?

What are the long term effects of meniere's disease?

Hearing loss: Recurrent meniere's episodes can lead to permanent hearing loss and permanent damage to the balance system. It's important to find an ENT doctor who is knowledgable in treating meniere's to minimize episodes and decrease the likelyhood of permanent damage. ...Read more

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What is the difference between meniere's disease and bppv?

What is the difference between meniere's disease and bppv?

A pair of diffs: Meniere's often has auditory symptoms, bppv does not. Fluctuating hearing loss is a symptom of Menieres. BPPV also improves often with physical therapy alone, Menieres disease may benefit from therapy, but is not relieved so easily. ...Read more

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What is the difefrence between meniere's disease and bppv?

BPPV: miner's disease-traid of hearing loss, ringing and Vertigo. BPPV- vertigo only with change in position, may or may not ringing, but no hearing loss. ...Read more

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Are there any known environmental causes of meniere's disease?

Are there any known environmental causes of meniere's disease?

It is possible: There is some good evidence that meniere's disease and allergies are related. Up to a 1/3 of meniere's disease patients will test positive on skin testing for inhalant allergies. It is possible that treating allergies will also help treat the symptoms of meniere's disease. Several of my patients can tolerate their meniere's disease by treating their allergies with medicine or avoidance therapy. ...Read more

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I have both celiac disease and meniere's disease? What do I do?

I have both celiac disease and meniere's disease? What do I do?

Distribute fluids: Distributing food and fluid intake evenly throughout the day and from day to day. Avoid foods and beverages that have a high sugar or salt content Avoiding foods and beverages with caffeine Aspirin can increase tinnitus. Nicotine (found in tobacco products and some cease-smoking aids) can increase symptoms, because it decreases the blood supply to the inner ear by constricting blood vessels; ...Read more

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Why do I always get a headache after a meniere's disease attack?

Why do I always get a headache after a meniere's disease attack?

Possible migraines: There is a type of migraine called vertebro basilar migraine where headaches are associated with dizziness. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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Can airbag inflation in a car cause a case of meniere's disease?

Post-traumatic: Endolymphatic hydrops or meniere's disease has been associated with head and neck trauma, which can affect the inner ear labyrinthine apparatus. An otolaryngologist can assess damage to the inner ear and provide a treatment plan. ...Read more

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How do people with meniere's disease stay positive and optomistic?

How do people with meniere's disease stay positive and optomistic?

Lifestyle : Although having meniere's may seem challenging, those with meniere's actually turn out living very healthy lives. This is bc they avoid the unhealthy diet that can exasperate the meniere's. Thus they wind up having very heathy and long lives. ...Read more

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Do people with meniere's disease loose hearing totally? And is there a cure?

Hearing Loss: Hearing loss varies. Early: low tones affected, later: all tones affected. There are medications that can help with some of its symptoms, but no procedure corrects the hearing loss. ...Read more

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