Meniere’s DiseaseSilence is golden…unless it’s forever! Table 4
What does it do?• Causes severe dizziness (vertigo)• Ringing of the ear (tinnitus)• Hearing loss or eventual deafness• Feeling of fullness or congestion of the ear• http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/balance/pa ges/meniere.aspx
Why me?• There is a buildup of fluid in the labyrinth of the inner ear• The balance is in the semicircular canals which are affected• Normal balance of endomolph fluid is thrown off
Why does my ear not like me?• NOBODY KNOWS!!!• Some researchers believe it is caused by a restriction of blood vessels (also associated with migranes)• Your parents fault (bad genes) - causes abnormalities in volume and regulation of endomolph fluid
This disease is nonspecific• Does not target a specific age race or sex• Usually only effects one ear
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