Saturday, March 15, 2014

Merck Guidebook House Edition

Meniere's Illness is a sign complex of vertigo, sounding noises in the ear (tinnitus), feeling of ear (aural) tension, and changing hearing loss. Prosper Meniere originally described this symptom complex in 1861. He was the initial medical professional to suggest that this symptom complex was because of an internal ear problem rather than main nerves problem such as a stroke or growth. Menieres disease (Morbus Meniere) is a set of three of tinnitus, hearing and dizziness loss with the period of an assault lasting from mins to a number of hrs. It is called after Prosper Menière, a french physician, which initially explained these signs, observed in his people.

Dr. Burcon is the only doctor that has presented at every international Meniere’s seminar over the past ten years. He has spoken to over 1,000 chiropractors and over 1,000 ear, nose and throat surgeons (otolaryngologists) to the Politzer Society at Cleveland Clinic, International Symposiums on Meniere's Disease at the House Ear Institute in California and Kyoto International Conference Center in Japan and twice at The Prosper Meniere Society in Austria. His papers have been published in the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research and the textbook, Upper Cervical Subluxation Complex, a Review of the Chiropractic and Medical Literature, by Kirk Ericksen in 2004.

Apart for the treatments mentioned above there are different surgical procedures that have been advocated for patients who have persistent, debilitating vertigo from Meniere's disease. One such surgical treatment is Labyrinthectomy, in which the inner ear sense organ is removed. This procedure can control vertigo but is reserved for patients who have nonfunctional hearing in the affected ear. Vestibular neurectomy; is another such treatment in which a nerve from the affected ear is selectively severed. This procedure usually controls vertigo while preserving the hearing but also carries risks associated with the surgery.

The cause of Ménière's disease is unknown. It tends to strike men and women equally, and although it can occur at any age, it usually begins between the ages of 30 and 50. In most cases, only one ear is affected. Only about 15 percent of people with Ménière's disease lose hearing in both ears. Symptoms The symptoms of Meniere's disease vary considerably from person to person. Some patients experience a cluster of attacks for a few weeks followed by years of relief, and other patients experience symptoms regularly for years.

If the inner ear is damaged by disease, injury, or other causes, the volume and composition of the inner ear fluid can fluctuate with changes in the body’s fluid and electrolyte levels. This fluctuation in inner ear fluid can cause the symptoms of hydrops, including pressure or fullness of the affected ear, tinnitus, hearing loss, and imbalance or dizziness. Treatment of this condition is geared towards stabilizing the body fluid levels so that fluctuations in the endolymph volume can be avoided. Meniere's disease varies dramatically from person to person, so individuals can experience an array of different symptoms that occur daily or just once a year.

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