Article by Shane Armfield
What is Meniere's Disease?
Meniere's disease is a disorder that affects the inner ear. The inner ear contains tubes filled with
What Causes Meniere's Disease?
The symptoms of Ménière's disease are caused by the buildup of fluid in the compartments of the inner ear, called the labyrinth. The labyrinth contains the organs of balance (the semicircular canals and otolithic organs) and of hearing (the cochlea). It has two sections: the bony labyrinth and the membranous labyrinth.
Meniere's Disease Symptoms
Symptoms of Meniere's Disease include:
How is Meniere's Disease Diagnosed?
A diagnosis of Meniere's disease
Meniere's Disease Treatment
Motion sickness medications, such as meclizine or diazepam (Valium), may reduce the spinning sensation and help control nausea and vomiting. Anti-nausea medications, such as promethazine, might control nausea and vomiting during an episode of vertigo.
Meniere's Disease Prognosis
Most people can manage their Meniere's symptoms with diet and lifestyle modifications and a medical plan prescribed by their doctor.
Vertigo & Dizziness
Due to the complex diagnostic skills required to accurately diagnose the cause of your vertigo or dizziness, we highly recommend seeking the professional opinion of a health practitioner with expertise in the assessment and managment of vestibular disorders.
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