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meniere's disease
Meniere's disease is a disorder of the inner ear that causes abnormal sensory perceptions, including a sensation of a spinning motion (vertigo), hearing loss usually in one ear, fullness or pressure in the same ear, and ringing in the same ear (tinnitus).
Symptoms may include:
  • episodes of vertigo - vertigo is similar to the sensation experienced when a person spins around quickly several times and suddenly stops. The room seems to be spinning and the person loses their balance.  
  • hearing loss
  • tinnitus - the perception of a ringing, buzzing, roaring, whistling or hissing sound in the ear
  • feeling of fullness or pressure in the ear
Meniere's disease appears to be the result of the abnormal volume or composition of fluid in the inner ear. What factors actually cause these changes in the inner ear fluid is unknown.


Treatment may include:


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