Meniere's Disease: a Key Trigger of Vertigo Attacks

Meniere's disease is a widespread inner ear problem. The latest estimates reveal that about 45,000 to 60,000 new cases get diagnosed annually in the United States. As a result, thousands of people actively seek vertigo relief in Fremont. If you are among them, you might find it helpful to learn as much as you can about Meniere's disease, its symptoms, possible triggers, and your options for clinical-based and natural remedies. Feel free to browse through our short guide on Meniere's and learn how to overcome your crippling symptoms.

 

What is Meniere's Disease?

Meniere's is an inner ear problem that mainly results from poor drainage in the eustachian tubes. It's a chronic problem that triggers all sorts of issues, including the following:

Vertigo

Vertigo is, without a doubt, one of the most common symptoms of Meniere's disease. Sadly, it causes severe impact, so many patients desperately seek a reliable and effective source of vertigo relief in Fremont. 

Essentially, vertigo is an overwhelming sensation that the environment around you is suddenly rotating and chaotically spinning. It may last for a few minutes to a few hours and severely affects a person's sense of balance. It can also cause you to lose your balance or get badly injured. 

Hearing Loss

Hearing loss occurs in the early stages of Meniere's disease. According to most patients, they lose the ability to detect low tones like buzzing sounds or thunderclaps. Sometimes people only experience hearing loss in one ear, while others experience it in both ears. This symptom's progression happens over time, but it may lead to permanent hearing loss if not attended to in time. 

Dizziness

Dizziness is less severe than vertigo because it only causes lightheadedness. However, similar to vertigo, it can also increase the risks of injuries. 

Tinnitus

Tinnitus is hearing noise or ringing in your ears without an external source. This can intensify and become more disturbing as the disease worsens. It is not life-threatening by itself, but it can be very stressful. Tinnitus may be very hard to deal with, especially for those who love listening to music.  

Nausea, Vomiting, and Digestive Issues 

Nausea and vomiting are common symptoms that often come right after a vertigo attack. You may also feel some abdominal discomfort, as well as diarrhea. In order to avoid these symptoms, you can sip a cup of herbal tea or take a ginger tablet. 

Ear Congestion

This sensation often affects people in one ear but can affect both in some rare cases. 

Nystagmus

This symptom causes uncontrollable eye movements. It causes your eyes to move up and down, in circles, or from side to side without you controlling them. If this symptom accompanies Meniere's disease, you likely have a dysfunctional labyrinth – the inner ear organ responsible for sensing movement.

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Remedies for Meniere's Disease

Otolaryngologists, as well as upper cervical chiropractors, suggest several remedies for Meniere's disease. Are you familiar with these options for vertigo relief in Fremont? If not, please browse through our list below. 

Balance your food and liquid intake

Eat ample nutritious food during each meal time and drink enough water or hydrating fluid of your choice, such as isotonic beverages and herbal tea. Keeping your eating habits consistent will help to stabilize your inner-ear nutrients and fluid levels.

Reduce salt intake

Excessive salt in your diet can augment fluid retention. This intensifies Meniere's disease symptoms as sodium impacts the fluid levels in your body. It is best to limit your sodium intake to just 1000 to 2000 mg a day (roughly equal to one-half to one teaspoon).

Avoid High Sugar Content Beverages and Food

Sugar causes your body fluids' volume to rise and fall. But know that you shouldn't replace sugary drinks with artificial sweeteners as it causes even more issues with your fluid levels. Doing so can have long-term adverse effects on your health, such as diabetes.

Limit Your Alcohol Drinking

Even minimal amounts of alcohol harm your health because alcohol can change the composition and quantity of the fluids within your inner ear. 

Be Aware of Foods That Give You Allergies 

Some studies suggest that patients who use a diet and desensitization protocol per their specific allergies and food sensitivities experienced improvements in their allergy and Meniere's disease symptoms. 

Avoid Smoking Tobacco

This is because nicotine decreases blood flow to your inner ear by constricting the blood vessels.  

Practice stress management

Stress and anxiety can be the cause or symptoms of Meniere's Disease. People with this disorder should learn how to avoid or manage stress. It is also beneficial to try relaxation or meditation techniques.

 

Finding Vertigo Relief In Fremont

Along with the remedies mentioned above, another way to start caring for Meniere's disease is by visiting a vertigo chiropractor. Upper cervical chiropractic is proven effective in correcting misalignments in the uppermost neck bones – which studies link to the onset of vestibular problems like Meniere's. This approach realigns the neck bones and ensures proper blood flow and cerebrospinal fluid drainage. Additionally, this technique alleviates stress on neck muscles, nerve roots, and brainstem, allowing you to restore normal proprioception.

Upper cervical chiropractors like Dr. Forest use low force to correct and realign the bones into place and provide lasting relief from Meniere's symptoms, including vertigo. Visit our office, Forest Chiropractic in Fremont, California —or call us at (510) 792-8407 to begin experiencing long-term relief from your symptoms. You may also contact us via email or our online form.

 

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