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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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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more


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How can you prevent getting dizzy with meniere's disease?

How can you prevent getting dizzy with meniere's disease?

Management: Stress reduction with daily exercise and meditation, low salt diet, elimination of caffeine and alcohol are helpful in minimizing meniere's disease attacks. A prescription of a diuretic can also be helpful. ...Read more

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I have menieres disease.Had MRI earlier this week which triggered vertigo.Is there meds that can be prescribed 4spinning crackling in ear nausea?

I have menieres disease.Had MRI earlier this week which triggered vertigo.Is there meds that can be prescribed 4spinning crackling in ear nausea?

Meniere's disease: Use of medications such as Antivert (Meclizine) is usually of no benefit in true Meniere’s Disease, even if it helps in other balance disorders. However, Valium (Diazepam) and other Benzodiazepines have a direct effect on the nerve controlling balance and its central connections to the brain. When Valium is given at the onset of a vertigo attack, it can prevent the attack from continuing. ...Read more

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Does meniere's disease involve vertigo and dizziness?

Yes.: Meniere's disease often involves vertigo - the sensation that you or the environment is moving- and changes in hearing. ...Read more

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I have been dealing with multiple neurological symptoms including dizziness & vertigo. Could this be meniere's disease?

I have been dealing with multiple neurological symptoms including dizziness & vertigo. Could this be meniere's disease?

Yes: Meniere is common and can cause your symptoms however i suggest you start with a good internist that can rule out other cardiac hormonal blood issues first. ...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?

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