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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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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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

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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Could TMJ be the cause of Meniere? or it's only give similar symptoms?

Could TMJ be the cause of Meniere? or it's only give similar symptoms?

TMJ disorder: usually causes pain on motion. Meniere's disease usually causes vertigo. I don't think the two are related, even if they affect organs that are in anatomically close proximity. ...Read more

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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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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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Does meniere's disease cause depression?

Does meniere's disease cause depression?

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 more

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Could meniere's disease just cause temporary hearing loss?

Could meniere's disease just cause temporary hearing loss?

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 more

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Can chiari malformation cause menieres diseaease?

Can  chiari malformation cause menieres diseaease?

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

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Can menieres disease cause ear pressure?

Yes: Ear pressure or "aural fullness" is one of the classic symptoms of meniere's disease. ...Read more