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What is meniere's disease?

What is meniere's disease?

Inner ear disorder: It is a condition characterized by hearing loss (often times fluctuating), tinnitus (ringing in the ears), dizziness, and often times a sensation of fullness in the ears. ...Read more

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Does menieres come in attacks?

Does menieres come in attacks?

Yes: One of the important characteristics of meniere's is that it is episodic, occurring in attacks of any one, two or three of the symptoms (vertigo, tinnitus, types of hearing loss). These come unexpectedly, may occur one-five times per year, usually last between 2-20 minutes, but may last 24 hrs, may be mild or very severe and disabling (stay in dark quiet place and rest). Yes, it comes in attacks. ...Read more

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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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How common is meniere's disease?

How common is meniere's disease?

Somewhat: It's estimated that there are over >600k patients in the usa with meniere's disease. ...Read more

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Is meniere's disease hereditary?

Is meniere's disease hereditary?

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 more

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How can you cure Meniere's Disease?

How can you cure Meniere's Disease?

Not "cure". "control: The symptoms of Meniere's disease can be treated bit the disease itself cannot be "cured" Anti-vertigo medications can treat the dizzyness. The noise in the ears is more difficult to deal with. See an Otolaryngologist for help. Your PCP Primary Care Provider can refer you ...Read more

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How can meniere's disease be diagnosed?

How can meniere's disease be diagnosed?

History, exam, eng: Usually based on a good history (discussing the details of your symptoms), physical exam (including hearing, looking into ears, neurologic exam, and vestibular exam), and perhaps formal hearing (audiometry) and balance center testing (vng/eng). Confirming diagnosis may often depend on seeing how you do with trying some medications as well. Imaging (ct, mri) often done to avoid missing other causes. ...Read more

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What conditions are similar to menieres?

What conditions are similar to menieres?

Vertigo: The symptoms of meniere's are variable and can present at different times. Patients can get spontaneous episodes of vertigo with or without nausea and vomiting, ringing in the ears, progressive hearing loss, or feeling of pressure in the ears. These symptoms may also present in conditions such as thyroid dysfunction, autoimmune disease, acoustic neuroma, multiple sclerosis, and must be ruled out. ...Read more

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What can be done for meniere's disease?

What can be done for meniere's disease?

Several things!: Mainstay of treatment is low salt diet. If this is ineffective, salt-flushing diuretics are prescribed. For acute episodes, Meclizine (antivert) and benzos such as valium are helpful, along with anti-nausea meds. For severe, refractory cases, surgery may be indicated. Menieres can be complicated and should be worked up by a good ENT doctor. Google "timothy hain meniere's" for excellent info. ...Read more

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What are the tests for meniere's disease?

What are the tests for meniere's disease?

Clinical: Mostly clinical. May need an audiometry for loss of hearing. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of meniere's disease?

What are the symptoms of meniere's disease?

Meniere's symptoms: Symptoms of meniere's disease are a sensation of pressure in the affected ear, ringing or roaring in the ear, dizziness or vertigo of varying intensity and hearing loss. Hearing loss tends to be worse at the peak of the episode, then slowly improves.

Over time, hearing loss progressively worsens. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of meniere's disease?

What are the symptoms of meniere's disease?

Several: Fluctuating hearing loss
ringing in the ear
pressure sensation in the ear
episodes of vertigo typing
calmly lasting 20 minutes, up to 8 hours

symptoms most commonly involve one ear but can involve both. ...Read more

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How will I know if I have meniere's disease?

How will I know if I have meniere's disease?

Ear exam: Your history plus ENT examination plus hearing tests usually suffice to answer the question. See an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Are there complications of meniere's disease?

Are there complications of meniere's disease?

Yes!: Ménière's disease has a wide spectrum of symptoms and complications. The common symptoms include haring loss, ringing in the ears, dizziness, and fullness in the ers. Other people have an extreme sensitivity to sounds. One major complication is progressive hearing loss. There are a number of treatments available and you should have regular evaluations with your ent. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a meniere's disease?

What does it mean to have a meniere's disease?

Meniere's symptoms: Meniere's disease is caused by fluid build up in the inner ear which disrupts hearing and balance. Patients experience a sensation of fullness or pressure, hearing loss and ringing (tinnitus) in the affected ear, often followed by dizziness or vertigo. Episodes of dizziness can be severe and debilitating. Episodes can occur at long intervals, or can be frequent. Hearing loss can worsen over time. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of meniere's disease constant?

Are the symptoms of meniere's disease constant?

Meniere's Symptoms: Symptoms of meniere's disease are not constant. The episode of ear pressure, ringing in the affect ear, vertigo and hearing loss can occur in frequent spurts or they can occur at longer intervals. ...Read more

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Does meniere's disease lead to total disability?

Does meniere's disease lead to total disability?

No: Meuniere's disease means dizziness occasioned by insult, sometimes viral, to the delicate vestibular system in your inner ear. The sensation of the world spinning can be severe and cause nausea and vomiting, like sea sickness. The outcome varies. Attacks come on without warning, can be disabling while they last; but in many cases, the condition passes with or without treatment. ...Read more

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I had MEniEre's disease what can I do to cure it?

No known cure: Meniere disease is a poorly understood condition. While there is a variety of treatment modalities to help with its symptoms I am not aware of any curative treatment. ...Read more

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What are the varying degrees of meniere's disease?

Meniere's disease: Vertigo, Hearing loss, Tinnitus, Sense of fullness or pressure in ears. Classic form has all four. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of meniere's disease?

3-4 classic symptoms: Tinnitus (ringing in the ears), ear fullness, vertigo (false sense of motion), and hearing loss. All these symptoms can be episodic meaning that you can be completely fine one moment and then you will experience 1 or more of these symptoms spontaneously. This cycle may repeat itself. ...Read more

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Could there be varying degrees of meniere's disease?

Could there be varying degrees of meniere's disease?

Yes: This condition, of unknown origin, varies from occasional inconvenience to frequent debility. Hopefully you have the mild kind. Some have gotten relief from eliminating aspartame in all forms from the diet and taking one 500 mg Niacin each morning. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a meniere's disease episode?

What does it mean to have a meniere's disease episode?

Vertigo: Patients with menderes disease have recurrent episodes of vertigo, typically lasting 20 minutes to 8 hours, as well as tinnitus, hearing loss and a pressure sensation in the affected ear. All these symptoms may fluctuate or be more sever with the episodes of dizziness. ...Read more

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What is meniere's disease and what are the typical symptoms?

What is meniere's disease and what are the typical symptoms?

Inner ear problem: Meniere's disease is caused by an imbalance of fluid pressure in the inner ear. It is characterized by episodes of vertigo lasting 20 minutes to hours at a time, pressure sensation in the affected ear, tinnitus, and fluctuation of hearing. ...Read more

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If I have meniere's disease, what should I do during an attack?

If I have meniere's disease, what should I do during an attack?

Medication: My preferred medication for someone having a meniere's attack is valium. It controls the vertigo quite well, sometimes I will also use a diuretic such as hydrochlorthiazide. If you have meniere's you should also have an ENT doctor who can follow and treat you. ...Read more

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Why does my friend with meniere's disease turn white when he gets an attack?

Severe vertigo: Severe vertigo is very noxious stimulation, often causes significant nausea and vomiting, also can cause vasovagal type responses in some people. ...Read more

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Is there anything similar to meniere's disease but is not the actual meniere's?

Is there anything similar to meniere's disease but is not the actual meniere's?

Vertigo: Meniers is a condition with repeated spells of vertigo, hearing loss and ringing in the ears. Other conditions that can cause vertigo include benign paroxysmal positional vertigo and vestibular neuritis. ...Read more

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Please recommend some tips in general would be great concerning all symptoms of meniere's disease?

Please recommend some tips in general would be great concerning all symptoms of meniere's disease?

Meniere's disease: Sometimes symptoms of Meniere's disease are difficult to treat, These are some of treatments that help some people:
1) dietary salt restriction
2) the medicine meclizine
3) the medicine hydrochlorothiazide
4) physical therapy
5) sometimes the medicine scopolamine
6) sometimes the medicine lorazepam ...Read more

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Meniere's and Labrynithis have such similar symptoms how can u tell which u have us there any diffence?

Meniere's and Labrynithis have such similar symptoms how can u tell which u have us there any diffence?

Meniere's disease: Is form of chronic labyrinthitis. Symptoms are similar, if not identical. Treatment options for chronic form are limited. Consult with an ENT specialist. ...Read more