Meniere’s Disease

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First Draft © Dennis Rocke & Dr J. M. Mungavin 1983

Updated Dennis Rocke © 2022

Meniere’s Disease

85% of sufferers have the complaint in one ear only. The complaint is a disorder of the inner ear that causes deafness, tinnitus and vertigo. Increased fluid in the membranous labyrinth (the balance control canals of the inner ear) causes Meniere’s disease. This increase sometimes damages the cochlea (a spiral organ of the inner ear that receives a sound and tells the brain what it is) as well as the labyrinth. In most cases why there is an increase of fluid in the first place is not known, but there are not very many cases of Meniere’s disease in the under 50’s.

A sudden attack of vertigo is usually the main symptom and can be so severe that the sufferer actually falls to the ground. This vertigo is normally accompanied by nausea, vomiting, abnormally jerky eye movements, tinnitus and pain pressure in the ears. Attacks can last from a few minutes to several hours and between the attacks the deafness and tinnitus tend to linger.

Diagnosing the Disease

Definite

  1. Two or more spontaneous episodes of vertigo, each lasting 20 minutes to 12 hours
  2. Audiometrically documented low-to-medium-frequency sensorineural hearing loss in the affected ear on at least one occasion before, during, or after one of the episodes of vertigo
  3. Fluctuating aural symptoms (hearing, tinnitus, or fullness) in the affected ear
  4. Not better accounted for by another vestibular diagnosis

Probable

  1. Two or more episodes of vertigo or dizziness, each lasting 20 minutes to 24 hours
  2. Fluctuating aural symptoms (hearing, tinnitus, or fullness) in the reported ear
  3. Not better accounted for by another vestibular diagnosis

 

Daily Supplements (Recommended)

Vitamin B1  

100 mg

 

Vitamin B2  

30 mg

 

Vitamin B6  

100 mg

 

Vitamin B (complex)  

Take the dosage prescribed by the manufacturer; make sure it is of a natural high potency.

 

Vitamin C  

5,000 mg daily

 

Niacin  

As directed

 

Pantothenic Acid  

As directed

 

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