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Meniere’s Disease

Meniere’s Disease



What is it?

Meniere’s disease is a progressive inner ear disorder that primarily affects one of the ear and causes episodes of dizziness.

Despite the fact that it is more frequent in young and middle-aged patients, this disease can hit at any age. It is classified as a chronic condition, but don't fret; there are various treatments available to help relieve the symptoms and lessen the long-term impact on your life.

What is the root cause?

Surprisingly the cause of Meniere's disease is unknown, yet experts believe it is caused by changes in the fluid in the inner ear canals. The vestibular system in our inner ear canal is a component of our balance system that is filled with fluid. Meniere’s disease occurs when there is a rise in fluid within that system, resulting in an increase of pressure in the ear structures and the rupture of key membranes. The symptoms of Meniere's disease are caused by this pressure.

Other possible explanations include autoimmune illness, allergies, and heredity.

When to see a doctor?

  • Fluctuating hearing loss
  • Spinning Sensation / Intermittent dizziness (vertigo)
  • Ringing in the ear
  • Fullness in the ear

As your Meniere’s progresses, your symptoms may change. Your hearing loss and tinnitus may become constant. You might have problems with balance instead of having occasional bouts of vertigo, if you do, please contact your doctor.