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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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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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Does menieres disease go away?

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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I have menieres disease. Can I claim disability?

No: Generally no. Just go to the doctor and get treated. If it fails therapy, then consider possible disability if it legitimately affects your ability to do your particular job. ...Read more

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Where can I find more information on menieres disease?

Where can I find more information on menieres disease?

Certain websites: Good sources of medical information include: johns hopkins newsletters; mayo clinic; national insitute of medicine; 'google' it; an excellent book on neurology or otolaryngology; webmd, a neurologist or ENT physician, the meniere's association are some of the sources. ...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 can you tell me about menieres disease? Which I have!

Meniere's: Here is a nice website link with a good amount of information about meniere's http://www. Menieresinfo. Com/start. Html. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: menieres disease?

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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Can someone specify for me the symptoms of Menieres disease? Are the constant or intermittent?

Menieres disease: It is symptom complex of episodic vertigo, tinnitus and progressive hearing loss, usually intermittent, get early intervention to get control the progression. ...Read more

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Are menieres disease symptoms constant, or like an intermittent thing? Can they occur several times per hour?

Yes both possible: In Meniere's disease, the episodes of symptoms are usually characterized by periods of remission and exacerbation. However, the period of length that the symptoms last is variable. For example, the feeling of dizziness (vertigo) may last anywhere from a few minutes to several hours, but can also last for several days on rare occasions. Other symptoms include worsening hearing and ringing. ...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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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 menieres disease present without vertigo?

Yes: It can present with hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing, low frequency hum) ...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

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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