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Meniere Disease (cont.)

Meniere's Disease Prognosis (Outlook)

Most people can manage their symptoms with diet and lifestyle modifications and a medical plan prescribed by their doctor.

  • With a thorough evaluation and if you are motivated, you can often control attacks. Careful follow-ups with your primary care doctor and any consultants are needed on a regular basis to monitor symptoms, progress, and adjust therapy throughout the disease process.
  • Only a minority of people require a surgical procedure to control their attacks. Thorough evaluation by an ear, nose, and throat specialist should be considered if medical management fails.
  • If hearing levels decrease over time, amplification of sound or surgical management in extreme cases may be needed to improve hearing.

Support Groups and Counseling

The psychological aspect of the disease can be devastating as well. Many people live in constant fear of violent attacks of disabling vertigo. Some require counseling, and a few may require psychiatric evaluation and medications to cope with their disease.

Medically reviewed by Peter O'Connor, MD; American Board of Otolaryngology with subspecialty in Sleep Medicine

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"Meniere disease"

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Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/14/2015
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