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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.
Start a low sodium diet. Substitute sea salt to lower the sodium while getting your fix.
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Dietary Disease Cure.
Manganese 5 mg daily.
Chromium Picolinate 200mcg.
Coenzyme Q10 100 mg
Studies have demonstrated that glutathione is not well absorbed in the gut.
The best way to get glutathione is by taking it in either suppository or nebulize formula’s as IV is a good route but it’s expensive and you won’t get as constant of levels as you might if you could dose Glutathione every day. GlutaMax is the preferred route as it will give you the slow release over 6-7 hours while you sleep. Besides improving sleep it can improve oxygen levels, improve immune functions, improve detoxification, and decrease inflammation in the body and brain and inner ears. Also consider the cerebellum which is the area of the brain involved with balance and coordination is most sensitive to toxins and low oxygen levels. Using Glutathione in GlutaGenesis, GlutaQuick or GlutaMax can improve Glutathione levels in the cerebellum which will improve balance and coordination.