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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. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results when the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...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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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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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?

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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Has anyone had successful treatment for menieres disease?

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