Meniere’s disease is a condition of the inner ear. This disorder is said to be caused by changes in the fluid tubes of the inner ear. With Meniere’s disease you may experience hearing loss or a ringing in the ear, the feeling that your ear is plugged, and vertigo, spinning or loss of balance.
Your doctor will need to perform a number of tests to determine is you do in fact have Meniere’s Disease. These tests include hearing and balance tests, or an MRI or a CT scan to rule put any other conditions.
Common in people over 45, this is a long-term disease but you can ease the symptoms and even go into remission in a few years. Your doctor may provide medication such as anti-nausea or motion sickness, physical therapy, hearing aid and in the most severe cases, an operation. Drinking enough water and changing your diet is also beneficial.
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