Learn about Menieres Disease
Learn about Menieres Disease - (pronounced /meɪnˈjɛərz/) is a disorder of the inner ear that can affect hearing and balance. It is characterized by episodes of dizziness and tinnitus and progressive hearing loss, usually in one ear. It is caused by an increase in volume and pressure of the endolymph of the inner ear. It is named after the French physician Prosper Ménière, who first reported that vertigo was caused by inner ear disorders in an article published in 1861.
Meniere's syndrome and endolymphatic hydrops both refer to a condition of excess pressure accumulation in the inner ear. Symptoms include:
- Fluctuating hearing loss (hearing that is good sometimes and bad sometimes)
- Occasional vertigo (usually a spinning sensation, sometimes violent)
- Tinnitus or ringing in the ears (usually low tone roaring)
- Aural fullness (pressure sensation in the ears)
What causes it? What is Happening?
Presumably, there are two fluids that fill the chambers of the inner ear. Too much pressure from these fluids will stretch these nerve-filled membranes and may cause hearing disturbance, ringing in the ears, vertigo, imbalance and a pressure sensation in the ear. Inner ear inflammation or infection: Autoimmune disease, (Lupus, Rheumatoid dz), Syphilis, Allergy, High Cholesterol or Triglyceride in the blood stream, Thyroid hormone disease Diabetes.
Treatment for Menieres Disease
Initial treatment for Menieres Disease is aimed at both dealing with immediate symptoms and preventing recurrence of symptoms, and so will vary from patient to patient. Doctors may recommend vestibular training, methods for dealing with tinnitus, stress reduction, hearing aids to deal with hearing loss, and medication to alleviate nausea and symptoms of vertigo.
Mangosteen and Meniere's Disease, Postural Positional Vertigo, and Fibromyalgia
4/3/2006 -- BJ Whary
My name is BJ. I have been a full time RN for over 25 years. I have two children and am happily married to my first husband!
I have some health problems, including fibromyalgia and back and knee injuries that caused me a lot of suffering at times. But my story starts the end of November 2002.
I started waking up at night with a rocking/dizzy sensation every time I turned over in bed. This continued for a week or two. I went to my doctor and he found my ears were full of fluid and my sinuses were full, maybe even infected. So I was started on a round of heavy antibiotics and a prescription decongestant. After two weeks I was no better and was now having these rocking and rolling feeling more often until I had to stay in bed, unable to find the floor or the ceiling. My doctor gave me more meds and referred me to an ear specialist. The first of January was the first he could see me. When asked to describe how I was feeling, I would reply “I’m out in the open sea in my little raft with wind gust up to 200 mph and waves over 50 feet high, or occasional calm breeze.” Any motion, loud noise or turning to quickly would set me off worse. No more TV as the scenes were to fast moving, no riding in the car, etc.
The doctor diagnosed me with postural positional vertigo. So that called for turning me upside down, in the doctors, dentist like chair, shaking my head rapidly from left to right until I was upside down. Try to stay upright for 72 hours! This happened spasmodically 7-8 times over the next two years. Then I started losing my hearing, 65% lost in my right ear and 35% in the left. More testing, and now I am diagnosed with Meniere’s disease. This is a middle ear problem that deals with your balance. I have been unsteady, walking as a drunk would, for over two and a half years. More meds are prescribed and there is no cure, no known cause, but can and frequently leads to total deafness.
Come February 2005, one of my best friends sees that mangosteen fruit juice has helped her sister dramatically with her fibromyalgia and she is able to get out of the house and work in her flowerbeds. She starts on it and says she's feeling more energy and stronger. She brings me a bottle of mangosteen juice 250 miles and says “take this it may help with your pain you are having.” Holding your body still for long periods of time can cause a lot of pain! I was told to take two ounces every morning, so I did. In three days I started feeling better. On the fifth day I realized I'm not rocking or rolling, I am not staggering! I have more energy and less pain, my mind is clearing and working better. My Mom and Dad have been doing my shopping, taking me to the doctors, doing everything my family cant do while at work or school. They see the difference in me and so does the whole church I attend! Everyone who knew me starts asking what I'm taking! And I am telling them, mangosteen juice!!!
I had not driven in 2 ½ years! Had not been free to do what I needed to do in 2 ½ years. I have my life back and am better than I have been in 10 years! I told my friends that I am getting 5 years younger every week! I want to go bike riding, hiking and am just feeling so good!
NOTE: One of the reasons for designing this website is to educate visitors on the benefits of daily consumption of Pure Mangosteen Juice. It is also a web site sharing resources and info about mangosteen juice benefits and Xanthones.
Mangosteen is a fruit. The health benefits from mangosteen due to xanthones have been shown in laboratory studies to be powerful antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, and to have other special properties.
However, laboratory results do not guarantee that the same will happen in the human body. Mangosteen is a supplement and not a drug; therefore, no one can say that mangosteen juice benefits include a cure, treat, or prevent any specific condition or symptom the way a drug prescription is administered by a qualified health practitioner.
The United States government, however, has determined and stated that increasing the amount of plant-based foods and supplements in our diet improves our health and decreases the incidence of chronic disease. Look at the available science on the mangosteen and then answer for yourself - Does mangosteen juice make sense for you?
The only way to find out what mangosteen will do for you is to begin taking it. In the case of mental illness, it is important to do this with the assistance of a qualified professional.
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