Menieres disease: an inner ear disorder affecting hearing and balance.

Characteristics of Menieres Disease include episodes of dizziness or vertigo, tinnitus (noises, ringing, roaring or whooshing sounds heard in one or both ears), and progressive hearing loss, in one or both ears. There is also a sensation of fullness or pressure that cannot be cleared in one or both ears.

Less common are short term memory loss, forgetfulness, confusion, exhaustion, drowsiness, headaches, vision disturbances, and depression.

The symptoms are variable in that not all experience all the same symptoms. It usually begins between the ages of 30 and 60 and affects men slightly more often than women.

Before you self diagnose you need to be aware that these symptoms are typical of many chronic diseases. Also, it is rare.

Other diseases have symptoms similar to Ménière’s. Bottom line, you need to see your doctor on this one. Usually an oto-neurological examination and a head magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan will be preformed to exclude a tumor of the vestibulocochlear nerve. This could cause the same symptoms.

To date, there is no definitive test to identify Ménière’s disease. The diagnosis is made by ruling out all other possible causes of the symptoms.

Menieres Disease Cause

The cause is an increase in fluid volume and pressure of the endolymph of the inner ear. The French physician Prosper Ménière was the first to report the syndrome. He wrote how vertigo was caused by inner ear disorders in an 1861 article.

Studies suggest that endolymphatic fluid leaks from normal channels in the ear and flows into other areas causing the damage. Symptoms may occur as the result of a middle ear infection, trauma to the head, upper respiratory tract infection, aspirin use, smoking cigarettes or drinking alcohol.

Want to Make it Worse?

Things to avoid that could make it worse are excessive caffeine consumption, salt intake and increased levels of potassium in the body (usually caused by the consumption of potassium rich foods).

Menieres Disease Progression

The disease progression is unpredictable. It may worsen, disappear altogether, or remain the same.

It can result in loss of job because of vertigo, deafness, sometimes in both ears or it can totally disappear. Various levels of affliction between these extremes are experienced.

The Medical Treatment

Treatment usually involves treating the symptoms. Medication can inlcude antihistamines, steroids, and even a combination of antibiotic and surgery. The outcome of the latter one eliminates the vertigo but will leave you deaf in the affected ear.

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Avoid Caffeine
Avoid Alcohol
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