3 Treatment Options for Meniere’s Disease Cure

First Possibility for Meniere’s Disease Cure

Betahistine dimesylate, with a combination of cinnarizine and dimenhydrinate, can be used to reduce acute vertigo attacks associated with Meniere’s disease. Other symptoms may be present, however vertigo is usually the most handicapping.

Another Way to Treat Meniere’s Disease

A common non-invasive medication prescribed for Meniere’s patients in between attacks is either bethistine or a diuretic.  Both of these methods offer variable degrees of success to reduce vertigo, tinnitus, and hearing loss from Meniere’s disease.

A Third Way to Manage Meniere’s Disease

A microvascular decompression in the internal auditory canal may be causing the Meniere’s symptoms.  If the dizziness handicap is significant, a section of the vestibular nerve has been shown to improve symptoms weeks to months after surgery.  The time course is related to the compensation process between the vestibular input and brain, which takes time to adjust to the new peripheral asymmetry.

Ask your Ear, Nose, Throat physician whether these treatments are available for your specific condition.

A Common Side Effect of Meniere’s Disease is Tinnitus

If you are wondering what can cause ringing in the ears. We compiled an article that explains the common causes of tinnitus.

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Sources:

Moller, A.R., Langguth, B., De Ridder, D. & Kleinjung, T. (2011),
(Eds.), Textbook of tinnitus, Springer, New York.

Dr. Ben Thompson, Au.D.

Dr. Ben Thompson, Au.D.

Dr. Ben Thompson is an audiologist in California and founder of Pure Tinnitus. Dr. Thompson has a comprehensive knowledge of tinnitus management. He completed his residency at University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) and is a past board member of the California Academy of Audiology. Via telehealth, Dr. Thompson provides services to patients with hearing loss and tinnitus.

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