What is it?

Meniere's disease is a disorder of the inner ear that causes severe dizziness, ringing in the ears, hearing loss, and a feeling of fullness or congestion in the ear. Meniere's disease usually affects only one ear.
The symptoms of Meniere's disease are caused by the buildup of fluid in the compartments of the inner ear, called the labyrinth.

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Signs & symptoms

The symptoms of Meniere's disease usually include dizziness or vertigo (the sensation of spinning), hearing loss and tinnitus (a roaring, buzzing, or ringing sound in the ear). You might also feel fullness in the affected ear. Symptoms tend to come and go together

Diagnosis

Your doctor will ask you regarding your symptoms and medical history. This is usually enough to make a diagnosis.
Some doctors will perform a hearing test to establish the extent of hearing loss caused by Meniere's disease. To rule out other diseases, a doctor also might request magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computed tomography (CT) scans of the brain.

Treatment

Meniere's disease does not have a cure yet, but your doctor might recommend some of the treatments below to help you cope with the condition:
*Medications
*Dietary and behavioral changes such as salt, caffeine and alcohol restriction
*Surgery- usually when other treatments failed

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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