Ménière’s Disease

Ménière’s Disease

AKA: idiopathicendolymphatic hydrops

Causes: not yet known.

Symptoms: sudden and extreme vertigo, intermittent and/or gradual hearing loss, fullness/pressure of the ear (such as experienced with elevations), tinnitus (ringing/buzzing in ear).

Cure: not yet known.

Treatment: low sodium diet, diuretics, surgery, medications for the vertigo, injections into the ear to destroy vestibular tissue. other treatments in experimental stages.

More information:
http://www.vestibular.org/menieres.html
http://oto.wustl.edu/men/mn1.htm
http://www.menieres.org/
http://www.menieresinfo.com/
http://www.entnet.org/healthinfo/balance/meniere.cfm



 
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