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Information About Meniere’s disease

We Have to Know about the Meniere’s disease

  • A disorder of the sensory receptor poignant balance and hearing, characterized by the abnormal sensation of movement (vertigo), dizziness, loss of hearing in one or each ear, and noises or ringing in the ear (tinnitus).
  • The attack occurs in clusters

Could be dangerous, if the answer is YES for any one of the following questions

  • Abnormal hearing?

Causes of Meniere’s disease

  • The exact cause of Meniere’s disease is unknown. In some cases, it may be related to a middle ear infection (otitis media), syphilis, or head injury

Do’s of Meniere’s disease

  • avoid dust and water entry into the ear

Signs & Symptoms of Meniere’s disease

  • Recurring episodes of vertigo. You have a spinning sensation that starts and stops ad lib. Episodes of giddiness occur swiftly and frequently last twenty minutes to many hours, but not more than 24 hours. Severe vertigo can cause nausea and vomiting.
  • Hearing loss. Hearing loss in Meniere’s sickness might come back and go, notably early. Eventually, most people have some permanent hearing loss.
  • Ringing in the ear (tinnitus). Tinnitus is that the perception of a ringing, buzzing, roaring, whistling or hissing sound in your ear.
  • Feeling of fullness in the ear. People with Meniere’s sickness usually feel pressure within the affected ears (aural fullness) or on the aspect of their heads.

Medical advice for Meniere’s disease

  • If symptoms of Meniere’s sickness, like hearing disorder, ringing within the ears, or vertigo, occur or worsen.

Risk factors for Meniere’s disease

  • trauma
  • allergies

Treatment for Meniere’s disease

  • Medicines
  • Surgery for some cases

Self-care for Meniere’s disease

  • Low salt diet

Investigations for Meniere’s disease

  • Head CT scan or head MRI scan
  • Caloric stimulation (tests reflexes of the eyes) — abnormal results indicate Meniere’s disease
  • Evoked potential studies (BAER)
  • Electronystagmography
  • Audiology/audiometry.
Treatment for Meniere’s disease
    Symptoms of Meniere’s disease