Ménière’s disease is a long term, progressive condition affecting the balance and hearing parts of the inner ear.Meniere's disease can occur at any age, but it usually starts between the ages of 20 and 50. It's considered a chronic condition, and minimize the long-term impact on your life.
Symptoms are acute attacks of vertigo (severe dizziness), fluctuating tinnitus, increasing deafness, and a feeling of pressure in the ear. balance disturbance dizziness, lightheadedness headache, increased ear pressure hearing loss or tinnitus increase sound sensitivity vague feeling of uneasiness.
The data indicated that familial Meniere disease occurs in about 8% of patients. Three pairs of monozygotic twins were concordant for the disorder. Estimates of familial aggregation suggested that the disorder is 16 to 48 times more common in sibs and 4 to 12 times more common in offspring of affected individuals compared to the general population.
Existing treatments fall into two categories. Some treatments aim at reducing the severity of an attack while it is occurring; some treatments attempt to reduce the severity and number of attacks in the long term. Experts feel these medical treatments provide some degree of improvement in 60–80% of the treated people.
Major research on disease:
"Intratympanic SteroidTreatment For Menière's Disease".Gentamicin is >80% effective at control of vertigo.The cause of Meniere’s disease isn’t known, but scientists believe it’s caused by changes in the fluid in tubes of the inner ear.Most people with Meniere’s disease don’t experience symptoms between episodes.