Menieres disease is a disease affecting the inner ear, which is characterized by deafness of varying degrees and frequently buzzing or ringing sounds (Tinnitus), and vertigo. The symptoms are caused mainly by a change in the blood flow to and from the ear and a subsequent build up of fluid.
This affects the delicate organs of balance hence the vertigo symptoms. In between attacks that can last for hours, sometimes but rarely, more than a day. Treatment has got to be directed at underlying causes such as blood pressure, however drugs such as Stemetil can be used to relieve the symptoms of vertigo.
The use of a hearing aid is often helpful to improve the deafness, if not a masking device similar to a hearing aid can cancel out the background noises.
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