While Meniere’s disease is a relatively rare condition, it causes a number of symptoms that are otherwise common. Therefore, it is important to know how to identify this condition when these symptoms are appearing together. It is also important to know where to look for natural relief of Meniere's Disease since many doctors are too quick to recommend injections or surgery. Here are two things that everyone should know about Meniere’s disease.
The four primary symptoms of Meniere’s disease are all related to the ears. Often, it affects just one ear since the condition is more frequently unilateral in nature. Keep in mind, however, that symptoms can begin in one ear and later appear in both.
Vertigo is one of the most common symptoms a person can have. Between a third and 40% of people over the age of 40 will get vertigo at some point. But vertigo associated with Meniere’s is recognizable by the severity. Bouts can last anywhere from 20 minutes up to 24 hours. If the episode is very severe, you may experience anything from nausea and vomiting to a fall.
Hearing loss in the affected ear usually starts out during attacks and may return during periods of remission. However, as the disease progresses, hearing loss becomes more substantial and may be permanent. As a result, getting your hearing tested is one of the primary ways to have Meniere’s diagnosed and to see what stage it has reached. In the earlier stages, hearing loss should only affect low tones. Later on, high tones are also lost, leaving the patient with a slim midrange of hearing.
Tinnitus, a ringing or buzzing sound in the ear, is another common symptom that appears along with Meniere’s disease. As the condition grows worse, tinnitus is one of the symptoms that will continue to progress. In fact, hearing loss and tinnitus often progress together with the disease. The sounds can be rather loud and distracting and make it more difficult to filter out speech and other sounds from the phantom sounds being projected inside the ear.
If Meniere’s is only affecting one side, you can often tell which side is afflicted because you will feel pressure or a sense of fullness in the ear during the attack. This may be due to the inner ear filling up with a fluid called endolymph. As a result, many people confuse Meniere’s disease with a condition called endolymphatic hydrops (too much fluid in the inner ear).
There can also be other related conditions involving the TMJ (Jaw Joint) or neck as well.
Besides being able to identify the condition, you also need to know how to get help, especially if you want to avoid some of the more invasive procedures for this condition. Here are a couple of case studies that addressed getting natural Meniere’s Disease relief by means of upper cervical chiropractic care.
If you have Meniere’s disease, do not give up hope. Many patients in your situation are learning that they have a misalignment that has been working under the surface for years to create the symptoms of Meniere’s. If you have a history of head or neck trauma, even if it is a decade or more in your past, you are a prime candidate for this form of gentle and natural care.
To learn more, we urge you to contact an upper cervical chiropractor in your area. There are only about 3,500 practitioners of this niche, so you may need to travel a little for your visit. But once you see the result, you will no doubt feel it is well worth it, just like the hundreds of patients in the case studies above.
To find one of our preferred doctors in your area to see if you can get Meniere's Disease relief, use the search feature on this website. You may find that a no-obligation consultation sets you on the path to better health and wellness. If you want to try and reduce your vertigo and regain your hearing without the needles or surgery, this may be your best opportunity. Upper cervical chiropractic is providing gentle and natural relief for patients around the world.
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