Meniere's Disease Overview
What is Meniere's disease?
A person with Meniere's disease has inflammation of the inner ear. The inflammation causes the structures in the inner ear to malfunction, resulting in dizziness, hearing loss and tinnitus. Meniere's disease is an uncommon disorder that usually affects middle age people. Symptoms of Meniere's tend to resolve slowly without treatment.
What are the symptoms of Meniere's disease?
Symptoms of Meniere's disease include vertigo, poor balance, difficulty walking, nausea, ringing in the ears, mild ear pain, and vomiting.
How does the doctor treat Meniere's disease?
There is no cure for Meniere's disease. Medications are used to control nausea and vertigo. Treatment of Meniere's disease may include corticosteroids and surgery on the middle ear.
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