Menier's Diease - Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment Options from NCEENT

Meniere’s Disease Video

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Meniere’s Disease, also called Endolymphatic Hydrops, is a disorder of the inner ear. 

In most cases only one ear is involved, but both ears may be affected in about 15% of patients.

Meniere’s disease typically is found in patients 40 - 60 years old.

Women are slightly more affected than men.

Meniere’s Disease Treatment 

  • A low salt diet and a diuretic (water pill) may reduce the frequency of attacks of Meniere’s Disease in some patients.
  • Anti-vertigo medications, e.g., Antivert®: (Meclizine generic) may provide temporary relief.
  • Anti-nausea medication is sometimes prescribed.
  • Avoid caffeine, smoking, and alcohol.
  • Get regular sleep and eat properly.
  • Remain physically active, but avoid excessive fatigue. Stress may aggravate the vertigo and tinnitus of Meniere’s Disease. Stress avoidance or counseling may be advised.
  • If vertigo attacks are not controlled by conservative measures and are disabling, surgical procedures might be recommended.

*Anti-vertigo and anti-nausea medications may cause drowsiness.

North Carolina EENT has offices in Cary, Durham, and Chapel Hill for treatment of Meniere’s Disease.

Contact us today!  Make an appointment at one of our nearby offices, to discuss treatment options.