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Is meniere's disease infectious?

Is meniere's disease infectious?

Meniere's disease: Meniere's disease in not caused by an infection, nor is it contagious. The specific cause of meniere's is not known, although there is commonality of finding of inner ear fluid build-up in patients suffering from meniere's. ...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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Is there an autoimmune disease that mimic's meniere's disease?

Is there an autoimmune disease that mimic's meniere's disease?

Yes.: It's possible for autoimmune disease of the inner ear to mimic the symptoms of meniere's. There are various other diseases that can mimic meniere's symptoms too. ...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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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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Is Parkinson's disease hereditary?

Is Parkinson's disease hereditary?

A bit: There are some hereditary factors but they are seemingly minor. If you have a first-degree relative with parkinson’s disease you are more likely to get it, but the risk is small (< 5 % according to mayo clinic reports). It can run very strongly in some families in rare situations of abnormalities of alpha-synuclein synthesis or protein disposal problems. ...Read more

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Is Parkinson's disease hereditary?

Is Parkinson's disease hereditary?

Sometimes: Parkinson disease is the most common cause of parkinsonism, a symptomatic triad of tremor, muscular rigidity, and slow movement. Most of parkinson disease is caused by contributions of multiple genes, no one of which is necessary nor sufficient, aided by poorly defined environmental factors. About seven types of parkinson disease are inherited in an autosomal dominant or recessive pattern. ...Read more

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Is Parkinson's disease hereditary?

Is Parkinson's disease hereditary?

It can be, yes: As a general rule, the younger the age of onset (<45yo is early onset), & the more affected relatives (especially close ones), then the more likely it is genetic & the higher the risk to blood relatives. Average age of pd onset is 58. The older you are @ disease onset, the less likely it is genetically inheritable. Look @ this link for help on genetics: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/books/nbk1223/. ...Read more

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Is parkinson’s disease hereditary?

Yes: Although the causes are multifactorial and sometimes poorly understood, there is a hereditary component. Keep in mind, that even though a parent may have it, it does not mean that it will be necessarily passed on. The tendency, however, may be there. ...Read more

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Is alzheimer's disease inherited?

Is alzheimer's disease inherited?

Likely yes: If there is a strong history of alzheimer's disease in the family like grandparents, parents, uncles, aunts, brothers or sisters, then you could be at risk of developing it. ...Read more

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Is Parkinson's disease preventable?

Is Parkinson's disease preventable?

Parkinson's disease: No. Parkinson's disease (pd) cannot be prevented. It appears a genetic predisposition added to environmental exposure predisposes to the development pd. Repetitive head trauma may increase risk of pd. Caffeine and smoking may reduce the incidence of pd (not recommended for prevention). Exercise and active lifestyle may offer benefit in patients with the disease but not shown to prevent onset. ...Read more

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How is Parkinson's disease inherited?

How is Parkinson's disease inherited?

Mostly not inherited: The vast majority of people with parkinson's seem to get it sporadically, that is without any clear inheritance from family. That being said, we've found around 12 genetic variants that seem to greatly increase the risk of developing pd in some families. Some of them are recessive (rarely crops up), and some are dominant (50% chance of getting it from 1 affected parent). ...Read more

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Is alzheimer's disease hereditary?

Is alzheimer's disease hereditary?

Yes: Early onset alzheimers has a very large genetic component. Those who get the illness in their 60's, 70's or older have a much smaller genetic component contributing to their illness. ...Read more

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Hi. What is wilson disease diseas?

Hi. What is wilson disease diseas?

Copper: Wilson's disease is a disorder of copper metabolism causing too much copper in the blood and tissues. ...Read more

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What distinguishes Parkinson's disease from alzheimer's disease?

What distinguishes Parkinson's disease from alzheimer's disease?

Many things.: Parkinson's Disease will present with physical symptoms such as shakiness, stiffness of the limbs causing a shuffling gait, lack of facial expression causing a mask-like face and the dementia may occur later while Alzheimer's dementia starts with gradual memory problems which begin to get worse in a few years and maybe accompanied with paranoid delusions. ...Read more

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Is pku and huntington disease the same disease entity?

Is pku and huntington disease the same disease entity?

Some comments: Pku is a problem with children and this needs early diagnosis to prevent profound complications. Huntington's chorea is an autosomal dominant disorder occurring later in life, and is relatively rare, but genetic counseling might be valuable. Neither disorder has any relationship to the other. ...Read more

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Is addison's disease genetic?

Not usually: The leading causes of Addison' disease in the US are: autoimmune; metastatic cancer; bleeding into adrenal glands; infectious infiltration (such as tuberculosis). Only the autoimmune type may possibly run in families, whose members typically have other autoimmune disorders such as type 1 diabetes, hypothyroidism, vitiligo, pernicious anemia, or myasthenia gravis, to name a few. ...Read more

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If my otologist tells me I have meniere’s disease, what should I do? Do I just live with it?

If my otologist tells me I have meniere’s disease, what should I do? Do I just live with it?

Menieres Disease...: Is episodic vertigo associated to loss of hearing and tinnitus ( noise or ringing in the ears. Has no cure. Comes and goes unpredictably. Some drs. Prescribe Antivert (meclizine) or Meclizine during vertigo. Onider hearing aids if sensorineural hearing loss. Avoid odium/salt.Limiting caffeine intake, reducing alcohol consumption, ceasing smoking, and managing stress are also advisable, as they may trigger it. ...Read more

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I would like to know how to get a copy of findings from protocol use of glycopyrrolate in the treatment of meniere’s disease (ian storper, pi)?

Here you go: Here's a link to the pubmed listing: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/9778280 here's a link to the abstract: http://onlinelibrary.Wiley.Com/doi/10.1097/00005537-199810000-00004/abstract you can buy a copy of the article online, but i recommend you contact your library to see if they can get you a copy for free. Try your local hospital medical library, or get it through a medical school library. ...Read more

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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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Can symptoms of meniere disease be a avm?

Can symptoms of meniere disease be a avm?

Yes but not likely: Dizziness, ringing in the ears, and nausea are the the primary symptoms of meniere's disease. This disease is more common than aterio venous malformations. Nevertheless an avm which is located in certain areas of the brain could reproduce some of these symptoms but the common causes are more likely. ...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