Meniere’s Disease

Meniere’s Disease What is Meniere’s Disease?

Meniere’s disease is a condition that causes recurring episodes of spinning vertigo, ringing in the ears, fluctuating hearing loss, and ear fullness. These symptoms might be present in some or all cases. The patient’s medical history, along with hearing and balance tests, are used to make the diagnosis. No laboratory or radiological test can definitively determine whether a patient has Meniere’s disease.

What causes Meniere’s Disease?

Research indicates that a condition known as Endolymphatic Hydrops may be to blame for the symptoms of Meniere’s disease, even if the precise cause and mechanism underlying Meniere’s disease are still not fully understood. This is an accumulation of fluid and pressure in the inner ear’s endolymphatic compartment.

How do we treat Meniere’s Disease?

Salt restriction and diuretic therapy are sometimes recommended as treatments for Meniere’s illness and in some cases will result in patients’ symptoms being under control.

There may be various other treatment options available that can be discussed at your appointment.