8 Symptoms of Meniere’s Disease

Meniere’s disease, a disorder involving your inner ear, causes episodes where you experience spinning. The disorder may ultimately lead to permanent hearing loss and other medical conditions such as tinnitus. Meniere’s disease may only affect one ear. This disorder can occur at any age, but it typically develop between the ages of 20 to 50 years old.  By relieving some of the symptoms, you can minimize the impact the disorder can have on your life long-term.

The cause of Meniere’s disease is not completely understood. One theory is that the condition occurs because of too much fluid in your ear. Too much fluid in your inner ear is called endolymph. However, researchers are not completely clear why the disorder occurs. What researchers do know is that some factors do affect the fluid build up in you inner ear. For instance, some factors such as allergies, head trauma, migraines and viral infection contribute to developing Meniere’s Disease. This disorder has no cure, but treatment is available to help with the signs and symptoms.

 

1.Vertigo

Vertigo is the sensation of being off balance. You may feel like your environment is spinning. You may feel like your environment is still, but you are spinning. The cause of this medical condition is often begins in the inner ear. This medical condition can be triggered if you change the position of your head. Symptoms often include spinning, feeling unbalanced, the sensation of feeling tilted or pulled in one direction. You may experience signs that have nothing to do with feeling like you or your environment is moving. For instance, you may experience the feeling of throwing up. You may sweat. You may hearing ringing in one or both of your ears. You may develop a headache. The symptoms can last for minutes to hours. They also come and go for no reason.

Treatment for this medical condition is often to treat the underlying cause since vertigo is not a disease, but indication that something is medically wrong. For instance, you may be prescribed medicine to stop the sensation that you or your environment is spinning. Surgery may also be an option to stop this condition.