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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    What is Meniere's disease?

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    Dr Firas Hasan


    Dr. Firas is a chiropractor based in Adelaide who is passionate about the spine. His clinic offers a same day appointment and treatment guarantee. Dr. … View Profile

    It is a disorder of the inner ear and can affect hearing and balance, sometimes it can also cause ringing in the ears which is known as tinnitus. The condition has great success with chiropractic treatment and there are numerous mechanisms by which chiropractic helps the condition. Some of this includes allowing for better drainage of the eustachian tube, others include balancing the neck which in turn favours a better environment for the ear. 

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    Dr Smariti Kapila

    Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) Surgeon

    She has primarily been trained in Sydney, but also across Australia, including Darwin and several outreach communities, Adelaide, Gosford, and Sydney, including St Vincent's, Royal … View Profile

    Meniere's Disease is a complex condition affecting the microscopic fluid-containing chambers of the inner ear, which itself is housed in the bone of the skull.  (this is different to the commonly-occuring fluid in the middle ear referred to as ‘glue ear’).

    It results in a syndrome of symptoms which occur in episodes:

    • vertigo - ‘hearing and balance organ’-related dizziness, most akin to ‘spinning’
    • tinnitus - ringing in the ear
    • hearing loss - usually one sided
    • aural fullness - a feeling of pressure in the ear
    Management is stepwise, including conservative approaches such as a salt-restricted diet which serves to affect fluid retention in areas of the body, to medications, and even surgery.  

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    Sophia John

    HealthShare Member

    Disorder that affects the inner ear. It is a long term disease. But treatment can make ease. It causes the symptoms such as loss of balance, headaches, vomiting and sweating. Includes hearing loss and tinnitus also.

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    Mary Wilde

    HealthShare Member

    Meniere’s disease (MD) is a progressive disease of the inner ear. Symptoms include attacks of vertigo accompanied by nausea or vomiting, fluctuating hearing loss triggered by attacks of vertigo, and tinnitus.

    Predominantly affects adults from the fourth decade of life, approximately one in 500 Australians. MD is the third most common inner ear disorder, but it is often a wastebasket diagnosis for conditions of dizziness where the cause is unknown. Presently, the etiology of the disease is unknown. Read more <a href="">here</a>

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