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Menieres Disease

Meniere’s disease is a inner ear disorder that can lead to hearing loss, Ringing ears and Spinning sensation. It usually occur in midage and affects only one ear mostly. According to the research, approximately 45,000 people are diagnosed with Meniere’s disease each year and most of the people are at the age of 40s and 50s. If you know anyone who is suffering from the same, please do visit Mayom Hospital, one of the best ENT hospitals in Gurgaon.


Symptoms of Meniere’s disease:
•    Vertigo
•    Hearing Loss
•    Ringing sensation in the affected ear
•    Feeling of fullness in the affected ear
•    Headache
•    Vomiting
One can have more than one symptom at a time. Do not ignore the symptoms, immediately consult the ENT specialist in Gurgaon.


Causes of Meniere’s disease:
The cause of this disease is still unknown, but according to the researchers and scientists, it is caused due to the change in the fluid of the inner ear and no one knows how it happens. Factors that affect the inner ear might be:
•    Due to blockage or anatomic abnormalities
•    Viral infection
•    Genetic predisposition
•    Autoimmune diseases
•    Allergies


Diagnoses of Meniere’s disease:
To diagnose this disease, your ENT specialist will order some test to identify or to examine the symptoms:
Hearing test: Your doctor put headphones and plays the different pitches volumes. You need to tell your doctor when you hear the tone or when not. Your doctor repeats this process a few times to examine your hearing loss.
Balance test: Your doctor placed electrodes around your eyes to detect the eye movement. To check the balance function to work, your doctor put hot and cold water in your ears. This process is known as Video Electronystagmography (VNG) test. To test the sound sensitivity of the inner ear Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potential (VEMP) test is used.
This disease has no cure, but with the help of medication, physical exercise and therapy, hearing aids can help you with the symptoms. For severe cases, Intratympanic Injection is the latest treatment. If you are suffering from Meniere’s disease, feel free to consult Dr. Manish Prakash at Mayom Hospital. He is a very experienced doctor in the ENT department of the best hospital in Gurgaon, Haryana.