Question: How did I get Menieres disease?

What causes Menieres disease? The cause of Menieres disease isnt known, but scientists believe its caused by changes in the fluid in tubes of the inner ear. Other suggested causes include autoimmune disease, allergies, and genetics.

Does Menieres disease come on suddenly?

Ménières disease usually affects only one ear. Attacks of dizziness may come on suddenly or after a short period of tinnitus or muffled hearing. Some people will have single attacks of dizziness separated by long periods of time. Others may experience many attacks closer together over a number of days.

Does Menieres disease go away?

No cure exists for Menieres disease. A number of treatments can help reduce the severity and frequency of vertigo episodes. But, unfortunately, there arent any treatments for the hearing loss.

Is Menieres a disability?

The SSA lists Menieres disease in their Blue Book, meaning its considered as one of the conditions considered serious enough to qualify a person for Social Security Disability.

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