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Dr. Jed Kwartler
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Meniere's Disease (Definition)

A disorder of the inner ear that causes episodes in which you feel as if you're spinning (vertigo), and you have fluctuating hearing loss and ringing in your ears. ...Read more


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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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I would like to know how to get a copy of findings from protocol use of glycopyrrolate in the treatment of meniere’s disease (ian storper, pi)?

Here you go: Here's a link to the pubmed listing: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/9778280 here's a link to the abstract: http://onlinelibrary.Wiley.Com/doi/10.1097/00005537-199810000-00004/abstract you can buy a copy of the article online, but i recommend you contact your library to see if they can get you a copy for free. Try your local hospital medical library, or get it through a medical school library. ...Read more

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What are the forms of treatment for menieres disease?

What are the forms of treatment for menieres disease?

Medication, and more: There is no cure for meniere's disease, but symptoms can be managed with motion sickness medication such as diazepam (valium) or Meclizine (antivert). Antibiotics or steroids can be injected into the middle ear. Hearing aids can help with hearing loss and rehabilitation can help with balance issues. Surgery can be done in patients with severe symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the recommended treatments for menieres disease?

What are the recommended treatments for menieres disease?

First diet: First is always diet modification. Menieres patients are the healthiest as they avoid fat, caffeine, alcohol, tobacco and salt. Most of my menieres patients need nothing else. The next step is a diuretic. Discuss this further with your ent. ...Read more

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Has anyone had successful treatment for menieres disease?

Has anyone had successful treatment for menieres disease?

Yes: As it was a definite final diagnosis, it indeed was a sucessful outcome. ...Read more

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My father is suffering from meniere's disease. What effective treatment is there?

My father is suffering from meniere's disease. What effective treatment is there?

First is diet change: Ménière's disease is extremely sensitive to what we eat and what we drink. Your father needs to stay away from caffeine alcohol fat salt and tobacco. The worst thing for him to eat would be a pepperoni pizza with beer followed by chocolate cake and coffee. Most patients do very well just with diet modification. My healthiest patients are those with ménière's syndrome. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for meniere's disease?

What is the best treatment for meniere's disease?

Diet modification : My patients with menieres syndrome are my healthiest. Strict avoidance of caffeine, alcohol, salt, fat and tabacco is critical to avoiding attacks. Stay away from processed meats especially. ...Read more

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Is cochleosacculotomy an effective treatment for meniere's disease?

Is cochleosacculotomy an effective treatment for meniere's disease?

Maybe: Some have been successful others not. If you are to this place you should probably start some comparisons between %s of the natural illness versus with and without a successful or unsuccessful procedure..This chart would help you decide if there is more risk or benefits of a surgery with an unclear outcome. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with meniere's disease for 3 years. I periodically have the standard symptoms. Is there any treatment to relieve aural fulness?

Diagnosed with meniere's disease for 3 years. I periodically have the standard symptoms.  Is there any treatment to relieve aural fulness?

Standard Therapy: Standard therapy for meniere''s is your best bet. Low or nonfluctuating sodium diet, daily diuretic, allergy evaluation and treatment if present. There is no one medication that will treat the aural fullness of meniere's disease, it is best controlled by controlling the disease in general. If you've had an increase in attacks, consider transtympanic steroid treatment. ...Read more

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Does niacin therapy work for meniere's disease?

Does niacin therapy work for meniere's disease?

Meniere's therapy: There is no cure for meniere's. Niacin is not a therapy used to control meniere's symptoms. Medications used in the treatment of meniere's include meclizine/antivert or diazepam/valium to manage symptoms of vertigo, nausea and vomiting, Promethazine for control nausea and vomiting as well as diuretic, specifically Dyazide or maxzide (hydrocholorthiazide and triamterene) which are a combination of triamterene and hydrochlorothiazide. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments to alleviate the symptoms of lou gehrig's disease?

Are there any alternative treatments to alleviate the symptoms of lou gehrig's disease?

No, none!: Would be nice to find such approaches in this devastating condition, but does NOT exist. Even our approved medication, Riluzole does very little. ...Read more

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What are the natural alternative treatments to inherited bone loss disease?

What are the natural alternative treatments to inherited bone loss disease?

Exercise: Get precise advice from your primary doctor or mineral metabolism specialist, because your type may need more than exercise. In general though, bone, like muscle, gets stronger with use. So weight bearing exercise (walking, running) can strengthen back (spine) and leg bones. Weight training can help bone and muscle strength in those areas and in the arms. ...Read more

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Can you provide me with common of the alternative treatments for bipolar disorder?

Can you provide me with common of the alternative treatments for bipolar disorder?

Complementary: Use of omega-3's can be very helpful in bipolar disorder; 4-6 g/day epa can decrease number and intensity of relapses. Existing studies use this in combination with typical mood stabilizing agents, though -- not a stand-alone treatment. Lithium is the most "natural" of mood stabilizing agents. Homeopathy with a very experienced homeopathic psychiatrist may be of use -- not stand-alone, though. ...Read more

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Any alternative treatments for galactosemia?

Any alternative treatments for galactosemia?

No!: Galactosemia cannot be cured. But, you can take steps to prevent or minimize galactosemia symptoms and complications. The treatment is the strict avoidance of all sources of galactose. The most common source is lactose, which is the milk sugar that breaks down to galactose and glucose. Avoid: milk or milk by-products, fermented soy products, legumes, organ meats, & hydrolyzed protein. ...Read more

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Are there alternative treatments for reflux?

Are there alternative treatments for reflux?

GERD treatments: Lifestyle changes such as avoiding trigger foods, caffeine, chocolate, tomato sauces. Weight loss. Tilting beds up with blocks underneath, avoiding tight clothes, etc. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments for psoriasis?

Are there any alternative treatments for psoriasis?

Hard to say: To my knowledge, there are no controlled clinical trials that demonstrate the effectiveness of alternative therapies for psoriasis. All of the evidence is anecdotal at best. Most of the things mentioned are probably safe to try. ...Read more

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What are the alternative treatments for dermatitis?

What are the alternative treatments for dermatitis?

Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read more

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