Treatment of Meniere’s Disease

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Like most conditions related to balance, Meniere’s disease is a condition which is very misunderstood. Aside from the fact that most people don’t really understand what it is, sufferers are often held up in obtaining a solid diagnosis and therefore receiving treatment, because it’s often a rule everything else out kind of scenario, before arriving at the final, firm diagnosis.

It can be a difficult condition to confirm as for some people the initial symptoms may be quite mild and don't always fit the standard Meniere's picture.

Typical Meniere's Symptoms​

The classic picture for Meniere's is periods of vertigo (a spinning feeling) for 30 minutes to up to 24 hours which is associated with a low pitched tinnitus (or ringing in the ear noise).  There will typically also be a feeling of "fullness" in the affected ear, like a blocked ear feeling.  Some people report that symptoms are eased by lying on the affected side.​

​Each time a person suffers a bout of the condition it causes more damage to the inner ear. That is why it is important to manage the condition as much as possible.

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