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Meniere's Disease

What is Meniere's Disease?

Meniere's disease is a disorder of the inner ear. Usually, only one ear is involved, in some cases, but both ears may be affected.

Meniere's disease is one of the most common causes of dizziness originating in the inner ear.

Meniere's Disease is also called endolymphatic hydrops.

What causes Meniere's Disease?

The exact cause is unknown. However, researchers believe it is the result of an abnormality in the fluids of the inner ear.

What Are the Symptoms of Meniere's Disease?

The most common symptoms of Meniere's disease are:

How is Meniere's Disease Diagnosed?

If you believe you have Meniere's disease, you should contact your doctor. Your doctor will ask you a series of questions and give you a hearing test (audiometric exam), balance test (electronystagmograph), and an ear fluid pressure test (Electrocochleography).

Treatments for Meniere's Disease

Treatments for Meniere's disease is directed at ending or reducing the frequency and severity of attacks. Treatment includes:

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