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What is Ménière's disease?

What is Ménière's disease?

  • Ménière's disease: Ear fluid disorder causing balance problems.
  • Ménière's disease: A disease of the inner ear characterized by vertigo, tinnitus, and fluctuating hearing loss often accompanied by fullness in the affected ear. ENDOLYMPHATIC HYDROPS (swelling of the endolymph-containing structures) is the main pathologic finding.
    Source - Diseases Database

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Ménière's disease as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Ménière's disease: Introduction

Types of Ménière's disease:

Broader types of Ménière's disease:

How many people get Ménière's disease?

Prevalance of Ménière's disease: about 10,000 people in Australia
Prevalance Rate of Ménière's disease: approx 1 in 1,973 or 0.05% or 137,847 people in USA [about data]

Who gets Ménière's disease?

Patient Profile for Ménière's disease: Usually adults over 40

Gender Profile for Ménière's disease: Equally males and females

How serious is Ménière's disease?

Complications of Ménière's disease: see complications of Ménière's disease

What causes Ménière's disease?

Causes of Ménière's disease: see causes of Ménière's disease

What are the symptoms of Ménière's disease?

Symptoms of Ménière's disease: see symptoms of Ménière's disease

Complications of Ménière's disease: see complications of Ménière's disease

Can anyone else get Ménière's disease?

More information: see contagiousness of Ménière's disease
Inheritance: see inheritance of Ménière's disease

Ménière's disease: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Ménière's disease.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Ménière's disease.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Ménière's disease: Otolaryngologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Ménière's disease.
Treatments for Ménière's disease: see treatments for Ménière's disease
Alternative treatments for Ménière's disease: see alternative treatments for Ménière's disease
Research for Ménière's disease: see research for Ménière's disease

Organs Affected by Ménière's disease:

Organs and body systems related to Ménière's disease include:

Name and Aliases of Ménière's disease

Main name of condition: Ménière's disease

Other names or spellings for Ménière's disease:

recurrent aural vertigo

Ménière disease Source - Diseases Database


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