What if exercise worsens your vertigo?

It’s a mantra everywhere: exercise is good for you.  If you want to lose weight, you should diet and exercise.  If you want to slow aging, exercise is key.  But what do you do if exercise sets off vertigo?  Is the dizziness a sign you are hurting yourself even more?  Should you avoid exercise?  ThatContinue reading “What if exercise worsens your vertigo?”

How does vascular disease set off Meniere attacks?

Having hydrops is like walking a tightrope.  The ear is very vulnerable, on the edge of losing blood flow.  Slight changes, like eating a salty meal (Thanksgiving is notorious for this!) can put you at risk.  But hydrops alone doesn’t make the spell happen.  That requires a decrease in blood flow in the brain itself. Continue reading “How does vascular disease set off Meniere attacks?”

Meniere’s Disease

Meniere’s disease, often called endolymphatic hydrops, is one of the more feared vertigo disorders because it lasts for many years, results in repeated vertigo spells that can be very severe and disabling, and results in permanent hearing loss. It is also frequently overdiagnosed, so many of the people who may have been told that theyContinue reading “Meniere’s Disease”