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Dizziness Menieres Disease
No relationship.: No, arnold chiari malformation cannot cause meniere's disease. Meniere's disease is an inner ear disorder, whereas a chiari malformation is a brain condition. A chiari malformation occurs when the bottom of the brain (the brainstem) extends below the opening of the skull. ...Read more
Not directly : Depression is not caused by menieres disease but it may cause you to become depressed. There is a difference. Most patients with menieres disease don't suffer from depression. Some patients, however, are so bothered by their menieres symptoms that it makes them sad and ultimately depressed. Any chronic illness can lead to depression even though it may not directly cause it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
To a small extent.: Meniere's may be due to multiple factors. Theories do include a genetic predisposition, as patients with the disease and a family history have an earlier age of onset and more severe symptoms from one generation to the next. Other theories include fluid build-up in the inner ear due to blockage, a viral infection, and an autoimmune condition. As such, most cases are not familial. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: In the early stages of Meniere's disease, if you truly have that problem, the hearing loss is fluctuating. As times goes on, the hearing loss may become progressively worse. The other 2 symptoms of Meniere's disease are episodic vertigo that usually lasts for hours and roaring tinnitus. The disease is usually unilateral. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can cause positional downbeat nystagmus besides BPPV? 5mm tonsillar descent noted on MRI Headaches pulsatile tinnitus dizzy worse with pressure
Some possibilities: The list of possible causes of downbeat nystagmus that the neurologists and neuroophthalmologists think about include: Arnold-Chiari type I malformation, tumors (meningioma, cerebellar hemangioma) at the foramen magnum, demyelination, stroke, cranial trauma, drugs (alcohol, lithium, anticonvulsants), spinocerebellar degenerations, syrinx of the brainstem or upper cervical spinal cord, etc... ...Read more
I have been dealing with multiple neurological symptoms including dizziness & vertigo. Could this be meniere's disease?
For 1 yr. I've had chronic dizziness, shakiness, tinnitus, weakness, fatigue, balance issues. Not vestibular or heart; poss. neurological? Thoughts?
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