Meniere’s Disease & How It Causes Vertigo In Patients

menieres diseaseThe Hearing Doctors (ENT Associates of South Florida), is pleased to have Drs. Jamie Pollack and Constance Metropulos, our audiologists, here to help you decide on the type of aid you will need. Drs. Curtis Johnson and Jon Rosenthal, our board certified ear, nose and throat physicians, will address any medical concerns you may have.

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What Is a Common Cause of Vertigo?

One of the most common questions we are asked pertains to explaining the difference between Meniere’s Disease and Vertigo in patients. Read below to learn more about these two common conditions.

Meniere’s Disease

 

Meniere’s disease is a disorder dealing with the flow of fluids in the inner ear, causing hearing problems that will result in vertigo. Symptoms of Meniere’s disease include the ringing of the ear, hearing loss, and poor equilibrium.

What causes Meniere’s disease?

Truthfully, the causes of  Meniere’s disease are mostly unknown. It is believed that it results from an abnormality in the way fluid of the inner ear is regulated. In most cases, only when one ear is affected. In about 15% of cases, both ears are involved. Although this disease affects all age groups, it’s most likely to occur with people between the ages of 20-50. Men and women are both equally as likely to suffer from this as well.

What is Vertigo

 

Vertigo is sudden dizziness that occurs at random, lasting minutes and even hours in some cases. It is completely random, causing you to not be able to stand and at times pass out. Signs of vertigo include; becoming unbalanced, migraines or headaches, becoming nauseous, being unable to eat, having your ears ring, hearing loss, random sweating, twitching of the eye, and random ear pressure. If you have any of the following problems listed above, call The Hearing Doctors (ENT Associates of South Florida) at 954-796-0400.

What Causes Vertigo?

 

Vertigo is often caused by an inner ear problem (possibly Meniere’s disease). Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, also known as BPPV, will occur when small calcium particles clump up in the ear canals in the inside of your ear. The inner ear sends signals to your brain concerning your head and body movements relative to gravity. It will responsible for allowing you to keep your overall balance.

Common Causes

 

Vertigo can develop in a number of situations. The most common causes for this are Meniere’s disease, cold viruses, as well as head trauma, and much more. Each situation is different with every person.

Come In and See Us

Do you think you have any of these problems? You can call The Hearing Doctors (ENT Associates of South Florida) at 786-420-6660. They also offer new service walk-in hours, available in the Plantation Office Only: Hearing aid maintenance 12:00 pm-1:00 pm, Monday through Friday. You can also book a consultation online at hearingaidsfortlauderdale.com The Plantation Office address is 220 S.W. 84th Ave, Suite 101 Plantation, Florida 33324, Phone: +954-476-0400. Office Hours: Mon – Fri 8:00am- 4:00pm. And the Coral Springs Office’s address is 3100 Coral Hills Drive, Suite 307, Coral Springs, Florida 33065. Phone: +954-796-0400. And the office hours are: Mon – Fri 8:00am- 4:00pm.

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