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Meniere's Disease

In the 1860s, a French doctor named Prosper Meniere suggested that Meniere’s disease symptoms involved the inner ear instead of the brain, as opposed to what was believed at that time. This led to the medical condition being named after the Dr Meniere.

Healthcare concept meaning Meniere’s Disease with sign on the piece of paper. Meniere’s disease is a disorder that affects an individual’s inner ear. In most patients, this disease impacts only one ear.

Usually, the patient feels as if they are spinning. This leads to a ringing sensation and a feeling of pressure or fullness in the affected ear.

Symptoms of Meniere's disease
Symptoms of Meniere's disease

The symptoms associated with Meniere’s disease are as follows:

Apart from these primary Meniere’s disease symptoms, some patients also experience anxiety, blurry vision, trembling, nausea, diarrhea, cold sweats, and a rapid pulse.

It’s important to note that the symptoms disappear completely after an episode. This is only for a particular period.

Causes of Meniere's disease
Causes of Meniere's disease

The exact set of Meniere’s disease causes is unknown. However, certain factors that contribute to an increase in the chances of being affected with this disease have been specified.

One or more factors can influence the occurrence of Meniere’s disease:

Types of Meniere’s disease

The Meniere’s disease types include the following:

Diagnosis of Meniere's disease
Diagnosis of Meniere's disease

Patients must visit a doctor or ENT specialist if they experience two vertigo episodes of around 20 minutes each, a feeling of fullness in the ear, and hearing loss.

We can confirm if all possible causes of these symptoms are not responsible for the patient’s condition. Further, Meniere’s disease diagnosis is performed with the following methods:

Other Meniere’s disease diagnosis tests include video head impulse tests, rotary-chair testing, and imaging tests to check for adverse conditions.

Treatment of Meniere's disease
Treatment of Meniere's disease

Certain medical solutions can contribute to Meniere’s disease treatment to an appreciable extent. These include the following options:

Oral medications:

We recommend certain medications, including meclizine or diazepam and promethazine, to treat motion sickness and nausea, respectively.

Diuretics and steroids are prescribed to patients depending on their overall health status.

Diuretics prevent unwanted fluid retention in the body. Steroids help treat immune system issues for a better body response to factors impacting the body. These medications effectively contribute to patients’ recovery.


Prevention of Meniere's disease
Prevention of Meniere's disease

Some of the proven ways to prevent this condition include the following:


Meniere’s disease is a disorder that must be diagnosed at the right time to avoid the adverse progression of the condition. We recommend that patients connect with a medical expert to assess the condition if they experience the specific set of symptoms outlined earlier.

At the CK Birla Hospital, we ensure that every patient receives quality treatment for the diagnosed medical conditions with robust post-operative care. Visit your nearest facility or book an appointment with our ENT specialist Dr. Anish Gupta.

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