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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    What triggers the symptoms of Meniere's disease?

    Are the vertigo/dizziness symptoms triggered by anything or do they occur at random?
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    Dr David McIntosh

    Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) Surgeon

    David McIntosh is an Australian trained ENT surgeon with international experience. His areas of interest are paediatrics, nose and sinus disease, and providing access to … View Profile

    They are random but there seem to be dietary and lifestyle factors which contribute to an attack being more likely. Examples of this are salt intake, caffeine (tea, coffee, chocolate, soft drinks), and alcohol to name a few. The diagnosis is difficult and other causes need to be excluded first.

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    Daniela Meinrath

    Physiotherapist

    I am the principle therapist at Sydney Vestibular Physiotherapy. I specialise in the treatment of patients with dizziness or vertigo and balance disorders. I also … View Profile

    If you are certain that the diagnosis is Meniere's disease then it can be difficult to predict the onset of symptoms. There are many other vestibular disorders that have more predictable symptom triggers. A good GP, ENT specialists or specialist physiotherapist can help you with your symptoms and management

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