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Meniere’s Disease

Meniere’s disease symptoms tend to come on as “episodes” or “attacks.” Most people with Meniere’s disease don’t experience symptoms between episodes. Symptoms of Meniere’s disease include: vertigo (attacks can last anywhere from a few minutes to 24 hours)

  • loss of hearing in the affected ear

  • tinnitus (a sensation of ringing) in the affected ear

  • a feeling of fullness in the affected ear

  • loss of balance

  • headaches

  • nausea, vomiting, and sweating caused by severe vertigo

Meniere’s disease is a disorder that affects the inner ear. The inner ear is responsible for your balance, as well as hearing. This disorder causes vertigo (a sensation of spinning), hearing problems, and a ringing sound in the ear. Meniere’s disease usually affects only one ear.

Meniere’s disease is a chronic (long-term) disease, but treatments and lifestyle changes can help to ease the symptoms. Many people diagnosed with Meniere’s disease will go into remission within a few years after their diagnosis.

Neurologist may prescribe medication to help with the symptoms of Meniere’s disease. Motion sickness medicines can be used to ease symptoms of vertigo, nausea, and vomiting. If nausea and vomiting is a problem for you, your doctor may prescribe an antiemetic (anti-nausea medication).

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