There are three main ways to treat Meniere’s disease: treating the hydrops problem, reducing vascular risk factors, and if all else fails, shutting down the problem ear. The first step to take is to eliminate all of your vascular risk factors. If you can’t control these, you will usually keep having spells, and you willContinue reading “How is Meniere’s disease treated?”
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?”
Some researchers felt that migraine was all that was needed to cause a Meniere attack, and others thought hydrops was the entire cause. While this battle was going on in the literature, I continued to see hundreds of people with Meniere’s disease.