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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. 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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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?

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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Does suffering from menieres disease means you will go completely deaf at one point in time? or just partially?

Meniere's disease: Sensorineural hearing loss in Meniere's disease is usually fluctuating in occurrence and often initially affects lower frequencies. It progresses over time in intensity, and often results in permanent loss of hearing at all frequencies in the affected ear after about 8-10 years. ...Read more

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Is there an alternative medication that i can take for menieres disease. I have had side effects from betahistine.

Steroids: Some meniere's patients benefit from oral steroids and sometimes steroids injected behind the ear drum (transtympanic injection). You should also have a diet low in salt and avoid caffeine and alcohol. Consult your ENT doctor if you are having side effects from the medicines prescribed. ...Read more

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What is menieres disease?

What is menieres disease?

See below: Ménière's disease is a disorder of the inner ear that can affect hearing and balance to a varying degree. It is characterized by episodes of vertigo, low-pitched tinnitus, and hearing loss. The hearing loss is fluctuating rather than permanent, meaning that it comes and goes, alternating between ears for some time, then becomes permanent with no return to normal function. ...Read more

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How can I educate my friends about "menieres disease"?

Depends: Meniere's attacks are episodic with sometimes long intervals between attacks. If you could have an attack while with your friends, then you might describe what happens during an attack so they can assist you and not panic. Otherwise they might get scared, call 911 or simply freak out. Just the major details are needed ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: menieres disease?

See below: Ménière's disease is a disorder of the inner ear that can affect hearing and balance to a varying degree. It is characterized by episodes of vertigo, low-pitched tinnitus, and hearing loss. The hearing loss is fluctuating rather than permanent, meaning that it comes and goes, alternating between ears for some time, then becomes permanent with no return to normal function. ...Read more

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How do you cure for menieres disease?

No cure: Meniere's disease should be considered a chronic, lifelong condition with no cure. Treatment may relieve symptoms but doesn't address the underlying abnormal pathophysiology. Hearing loss progresses over time, and often results in permanent loss at all frequencies in the affected ear. This usually occurs over 8-10 years. ...Read more

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Can you have menieres disease without hearing loss?

Can you have menieres disease without hearing loss?

Yes, because: the affected nerves are different. But they are very close anatomically, so usually both are affected. ...Read more

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Does menieres disease go away?

Meniere's disease: No cure exists for meniere's disease, but a number of strategies may help you manage some symptoms. Research shows that most people with meniere's disease respond to treatment, although long-term hearing loss is difficult to prevent. It is important to talk to your doctor about certain treatment options and choose the best treatment option for you :]. ...Read more

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Does anyone know about menieres disease?

See ENT: Meniere's disease causes episodic dizziness, ringing in the ears, fullness in the ears, and hearing loss. It is due to an abnormal fluid balance in the inner ear. If you suspect that you have this you should see an ENT specialist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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How do you get diagnosed with menieres disease?

How do you get diagnosed with menieres disease?

Meniere's disease: Meniere's disease is a disease of the labyrinth and cochlea of unknown reason. It has prigressive loss of hearing, tinnitus, vertigo, vomiting - debilitating illness. ...Read more

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