What We Learn About Meniere’s Disease from a TV Star

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Meniere’s disease is a health condition that causes vertigo, tinnitus, and hearing loss. Despite being a rather rare health condition, several actors and singers have revealed they are battling this vestibular condition. One case that some are familiar with is that of Katie Leclerc, who played a deaf girl on the recently completed TV series Switched at Birth. Parade magazine made it a point to inquire about her health during an interview regarding the series finale. What do her comments help us to learn about Meniere’s disease?

Water, Sleep, Diet, and Other Natural Remedies to Meniere’s

Katie didn’t linger on the topic for very long other than to say that she was trying to “stay on top of it,” but she did mention a combination of three things she felt helped her. They were:

  • Increased water intake
  • A good sleep schedule
  • A low salt diet

Why are these important? Water and sleep are a part of good health in general. There are very few health conditions that would not be benefited by better sleep and more water intake. The low sodium diet has to do with fluid retention in the ear that is responsible for the various symptoms of Meniere’s disease. The star admits that sodium is in just about everything and that she enjoys the flavor enhancer, although she still avoids it. Perhaps you feel the same way and are looking for an alternative solution while still wanting to stick with natural relief as opposed to medications. What can you do?

Upper Cervical Chiropractic and Meniere’s Disease

Another option that has seen a lot of success in helping with Meniere’s symptoms (especially vertigo) is upper cervical chiropractic care. In one case study, 136 of 139 patients found dramatic relief from vertigo, most in under 6 weeks of care. The patients in the study had suffered from whiplash due to various events.

If you are suffering from Meniere’s disease, especially if you have a history of head or neck trauma, consider seeing an upper cervical chiropractor. The natural relief you’ve been searching for may be just a gentle neck adjustment away.

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