DescriptionThis chronic condition affects the inner ear. It results in vertigo and hearing dysfunction. A disabling episode of vertigo may involve severe nausea and vomiting. In addition, Meniere's disease can muffle or impair hearing. Individuals may also experience a sensation of increased pressure in the ear. Migraine headaches have also been linked to this condition.
ManagementTreatment focuses on symptom management. Medications are used to control the vertigo and associated nausea and vomiting. Diuretics are sometimes used to help regulate the excess volume of endolymph (fluid contained in the inner ear) that is associated with Meniere's disease.
An ENT physician consultation is recommended as surgical procedures may help achieve relief. For a referral in your area, email email@example.com, or call the DAN Medical Information Line at +1-919-684-2948.