Meniere’s Disease, Vertigo and Dizziness AND Tinnitus[imwb_socialbuzz] By John On February 1, 2013 Under Meniere's Disease
Tinnitus and Dizziness
- Finding a proper treatment for Meniere’s disease, obviously becomes an absolute priority!
Meniere’s disease is a disorder of the inner ear that causes spontaneous episodes of vertigo — a sensation of a spinning motion — along with fluctuating hearing loss, ringing in the ear (tinnitus), and sometimes a feeling of fullness or pressure in your ear. In many cases, Meniere’s disease affects only one ear.
People in their 40s and 50s are more likely than people in other age groups to develop Meniere’s disease, but it can occur in anyone, even children.
Although Meniere’s disease is considered a chronic condition, various treatment strategies can help relieve symptoms and minimize the disease’s long-term impact on your life.”
One of the most important areas with treating Meniere’s is that of your diet. This is absolutely vital.
“The cause is unknown. Many factors are probably involved in the development of the disease. The relationships between these factors and the progression of the disease remain unclear. The factors that may be involved are:
- Increased pressure of the fluid in the endolymphatic sac in the inner ear.
- A familial predisposition to develop the disease.
- Allergic factors damaging the inner ear.
- Some specific viral infections.
- Vascular factors. There is an association between migraine and Ménière’s disease.
- Metabolic disturbances involving the balance of sodium (Na+) and potassium (K+) in the fluid of the inner ear.
- Unknown factors.”
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