Meniere's Disease (cont.)
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What Increases Your Risk
Because the cause of Ménière's disease is unknown, it is difficult to predict who will get the condition. You may be at higher risk for getting Ménière's disease if you have:
When To Call a Doctor
Call your doctor now or seek immediate care if:
If you have been diagnosed with Ménière's disease, watch closely for changes in your health. And be sure to contact your doctor if:
Watchful waiting is a period of time during which you and your doctor observe your symptoms or condition without using medical treatment. Watchful waiting is not appropriate if you think you may have Ménière's disease—see a doctor right away. Attacks of Ménière's disease can cause permanent hearing loss. Prompt diagnosis and steps to prevent further attacks may reduce both the discomfort of attacks and the risk of hearing loss.
Who To See
Health professionals who can diagnose and treat Ménière's disease include:
You may be referred to a specialist:
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.
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