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Is meniere's disease hereditary?

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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Can be

Up to 20% of cases can be considered genetic.
Not common but not rare.

In brief: Can be

Up to 20% of cases can be considered genetic.
Not common but not rare.
Dr. David Astrachan
Dr. David Astrachan
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Erin Brennan
General Practice

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Erin Brennan
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