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Meniere's Disease & Vertigo treatment

Description
Ménière's disease is a labyrinthine dysfunction also known as endolymphatic hydrops. It is an ear fluid disorder leading to balance problems. It is characterized by recurring episodes of vertigo, ringing in the ears or vertigo; and difficulty/loss of hearing usually in one ear.
Causes
While the exact cause of Ménière’s disease is not know, it could result from excess production or decreased absorption of endolymph, which causes endolymphatic hydrops or endolymphatic hypertension, with subsequent disintegration of the vestibular and cochlear hair cells. It could also arise from autonomic nervous system dysfunction which causes temporary narrowing of blood capillaries that supply View more...
Prevention
Avoiding salty food; alcohol consumption; smoking; and caffeine help prevent Meniere’s disease. Reducing stress, loud and noisy areas; sudden movements; also, preventing any ear infection by various treatments is essential for prevention of Meniere's disease. In addition to the above wearing a helmet or protective head gear while bicycling; or riding any two wheeler; playing baseball, in-line skat View more...
Common Symptoms
Periodic episodes of rotatory vertigo or lack of balance; dizziness; fluctuating progressive low-frequency hearing loss; tinnitus or ringing in the ears; a feeling of "fullness" or pressure build-up in the ear; photophobia; and profuse sweating. All symptoms are aggravated by motion.
Rare Symptoms
Sleepiness could follow for several hours post an episode of vertigo; vomiting during the attacks; one-sided tinnitus where there is ringing experienced in one ear only; giddiness; vertigo on waking up; loss of hearing volume; and loss of hearing clarity; violent paroxysmal attacks last from 10 minutes to several hours. During an acute attack, and other symptoms include severe nausea, vomiting, an View more...
Traditional Treatment
Pharmacological treatment includes atropine which could stop within half an hour. Epinephrine or diphenhydramine could be administered in case of severe attacks. Mild forms of attacks could be controlled using dimenhydrinate, meclizine, diphenhydramine, or diazepam. Patients suffering from this condition might be required to take a diuretic or vasodilator and inhibit sodium intake to less than 2 g View more...
Alternative Treatment
Supplements of calcium; chromium picolinate; lipase enzyme; manganese; magnesium; calcium; vinpocetine; and vitamin B3 or niacin. Herbal remedies include: cayenne pepper; ginko biloba; coenzyme Q10; lipoic acid; and vitamin C with bioflavinoids; and colloidal silver. Homeopathic remedies include: Aurum; calcarea carbonica; carbo vegetabilis; china also known as cinchona officinalis; chininum sulph View more...
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