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Meniere’s Disease is an inner ear disorder that can affect hearing and balance.  It was named after the French physician Prosper Meniere who published an article about vertigo and the inner ear in 1861. (Wikipedia)

 

Meniere’s disease is diagnosed if a person has a number of its symptoms and if other ear/balance causes have been ruled out.

Symptoms of Meniere’s Disease:

According to the National Institute of Deafness and other Communication Disorders(NIDCD), symptoms of Meniere’s disease vary from person to person and can be frequent or as infrequent as once a year.  Vertigo(a spinning dizziness) can be debilitating and force a person to lay down.  The vertigo attack may also be accompanied by nausea, vomiting and sweating.  Sometimes there is no warning to the attacks.  The attacks typically last several hours. 

 

Some patients report

 


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