Support Services

Support Services If you have Meniere’s you may benefit from consulting with and learning from other people who have the condition. For example, Meniere’s Australia (MA) offers: a counselling and referral service an information and resource centre regular member meetings which feature guest speakers on a range of topics related to Meniere’s opportunities to meet with other people who have …

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symptoms

The symptoms of Meniere’s disease Classic symptoms Classic symptoms of Meniere’s disease are: vertigo (dizziness) nausea and/or vomiting, possibly diarrhoea fluctuating hearing loss tinnitus a feeling of pressure or fullness in the ear These symptoms may not occur all at once. As Meniere’s disease progresses, the mix, severity and duration of symptoms tends to change …

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Stages

Stages of Meniere’s disease Three stages Meniere’s disease generally progresses through three distinct stages of symptoms. However you can’t predict the timing of stages and severity of symptoms at each stage for a particular individual – these vary from person to person. This can make diagnosis of Meniere’s disease complex. Symptom-free periods (remission) may also …

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Diagnosis

Diagnosis of Meniere’s disease Self-diagnosis checklist Early diagnosis of Meniere’s is important so that you can begin treatments that may help reduce the long-term effects of the disease. If you suspect you have symptoms of Meniere’s disease complete the following checklist. Professional medical diagnosis If you have a typical history of ‘classic’ Meniere’s symptoms most …

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Treatment

Treatment of Meniere’s disease Although there is no cure for Meniere’s disease you can manage and minimise the symptoms and secondary effects through a careful combination of lifestyle choices, medication and other treatments: Get advice firstModify your dietInform yourself about Meniere’sManage your stress levelsTake medication if necessaryTry balance therapyTry ‘complementary’, ‘alternative’ or ‘natural’ therapiesAs a …

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Psychology

Psychological impact of Meniere’s disease Meniere’s disease doesn’t only affect you physically. The symptoms of this condition can affect all facets of your life including employment, family relationships, sporting and social activities.This in turn can undermine your psychological well-being – your confidence, self-esteem and sense of independence. Most people diagnosed with Meniere’s experience a prolonged …

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Research

Current research related to Meniere’s disease Meniere’s/Vertigo/BPPV Diagnostic Tool More volunteers needed – Alfred Hospital-Monash University Monash University (Australia) researchers believe they have developed a new diagnostic tool for assisting in the early detection of Meniere’s/Vertigo/BPPV disease and subsequently for measuring the effectiveness of drug therapies applied to their treatments. Research has progressed well (see …

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