In our research throughout the Internet
to create this Meniere's Disease website, we have come across some excellent
sites and some not so excellent sites.
When we find an informative site
that has good articles on Meniere's we send them an email requesting to use
the article on our website. Karin is also a very prolific writer for the
health column of an online ezine. She has written many articles for them
over the last few years. If any of the articles have any connection to
Meniere's Disease, we put them up here as well.
Meniere's Disease: Cause and Effect
Please understand that
Meniere's Disease symptoms do not happen in our bodies without a cause and
an effect. Conversely, every effect always has some underlying cause: one or
This is another phase of awareness. Get in the habit of asking yourself “is
this a cause or an effect/result”. Meniere's Disease symptoms are effects/
results of an obvious or underlying, often unsuspecting cause. As you
explore this idea more, you will realize that if you don’t like an effect,
by analyzing the Meniere's symptoms you may be able to find the cause and
deal with them. Low Blood Pressure, Salt and Potassium could both be causes,
or symptoms, of Meniere's Disease.
For our purposes, we need to understand how cause and effect are related to
hearing, vertigo, dizziness and balance problems (which may be why Meniere’s
Disease is also called Vertigo Disease or Endolymphatic Hydrops) …and you
will hear this an awful lot, but I wanted to make sure you understand that
this is a natural law of nature.
Disease, or Meniere's Disease Symptoms, be Considered an Auto Immune
If you accept the fact that
Meniere’s Disease is an autoimmune disease, then could you ask yourself why
would your body attack itself? Why it would want to? Its constant and
continual and automatic response is always to heal itself. This is a
scientific fact. So, are Meniere's Disease symptoms such as vertigo,
tinnitus, dizziness or other balance and hearing problems part of the cause,
or part of the effect?
Chemical Reactions and Meniere's
Disease Symptoms - Could There Be Any Connection?
important to realize that your body already has a preset chemical structure.
When you make a decision to take any chemical (ANY chemical), you are doing
it to change this chemical structure: to feel differently. You may choose to
do this yourself or have a health professional advise you on what might be,
in their judgment, the best way to create a different feeling. You are
seeking a different outcome. You may do this consciously knowing you may
have some side effects. Or you may do this completely unaware that side
effects might be an issue. But the body always reacts to chemicals going
into it or onto it. That is the entire purpose of taking them.
Sinus Medications for Meniere's Disease Helping You or Hurting You?
Sinus congestion / sinus pressure
and blocked sinuses can be one of the symptoms of Meniere's Disease. This
article is on the function of the sinuses and why there is
a problem when the sinuses don't work properly as well as some things
you can do to help relieve sinus pressure.
It’s normal for people to treat sinus problems with all sorts of remedies:
drugs, sprays, and other treatments, including saline (salt) washes. The
point is that you want to get rid of the symptoms. If you choose to use
sprays or drugs, you should be aware of a “dark side” to this treatment and
it is the results of something you do with the best of intentions. The dark
side is a term called “rebound”.
We also believe that over the counter medications aren't really medications.
So you rationalize that there is no harm in taking them...and as they are
harmless, but work well,
taking more isn't a problem...Right? Wrong! Taking more could do one or two
things: make the situation worse or make the whole effort useless. At this
point I am speaking mainly about nasal decongestants and allergy products.
These are products to help you breathe better when your nose and eyes are
irritated and you just can't stand it any longer. So you reach for the
sprays or the tablets.
Meniere's Disease and Understanding the Medical Terminology
you will encounter along the way.
What this article
is about is how to understand what is being said to you by your doctor.
If you suffer from Meniere's Disease understanding medical terminology is
particularly important when you are dealing with consent forms for any kind
of invasive procedure. You MUST know what is going to happen to you. You
are agreeing to something that is going to happen to YOUR body.
I often find myself
helping people understand their medical "experiences": helping them understand
or translate their doctor's procedures. This article will explain why it's
important for you to know these terms or at least know where to find the
Could Your Blood Pressure Be Too
Low? A Plea For Some Common Sense and Some Sanity
The information and the questions I am going to pose, and
the thoughts I am going to share, are meant to make you think. My purpose is
to create an awareness of the actions of drugs that are chemicals going into
your body. This is a plea for common sense. And this plea is directed at
you, the reader, who may have symptoms that are “inconvenient” and you want
relief, but at what price. It is perfectly understandable to want relief.
When you make the appointment with your doctor you expect that they will
provide you with a prescription for a drug to take away those symptoms. You
know you will get it. You expect it. You feel it is the right answer. My
concern arises from many emails and phone calls that originate from our
Meniere's Disease, Hypertension and Stress: A
Different Way of Thinking
We are getting a lot of questions about
Hypertension, Meniere’s Disease and Stress
and this issue of the newsletter answers a lot of those questions and explains
some of the interactions between Meniere's Disease, Hypertension and Stress
and how it can affect you if you have Meniere's Disease.
If you are affected by either high
blood pressure or low blood pressure, do you think it might be related to
Meniere's disease? At the end of this article is a short explanation on the proper way to take your blood pressure. There
are several easy, quick ways to do this on a regular basis. The pharmacy
machines are fine and reliable, but there are a some ground rules.
Meniere's Disease Leads to a Significant Decline in
Quality of Life for Patients with Disorder
A University of California-San Diego study highlights
disease's impact on physical and mental health. Meniere's disease
is a chronic illness that often affects individuals in the prime of life.
Many believe the disorder has a serious impact on the psychosocial status
of individuals and their families. For the first time, a new study quantifies
health-related quality of life status of patients with Meniere's Disease
who have failed conventional medical therapy and are candidates for further
intervention and compares their status with other medical disorders described
in a similar fashion.
Disability Claim Information for Meniere's
is what the Social Security Administration uses as a guide to determine
your level of disability under THEIR guidelines.
An In Depth Article About Tinnitus
We have written a very comprehensive article about the causes and
effects of tinnitus. This is a very terrible condition that causes
some people severe torment and we wanted to help people to understand
why this is happening and how to deal with it.
Chronic Illness And The Family:
Understanding It And Offering Some Support.
If you are a family
member of someone suffering from Meniere's Disease, this article will help
you understand the caregivers role in their life.
Salt And Potassium: Keeping A Healthy Balance
In Your Diet
Salt intake and
Meniere's Disease are thought to be connected. Too much salt may cause
problems for Meniere's sufferers. This article covers salt and potassium
intake as well as amounts of salt and potassium found in everyday foods
allowing you to make an informed decision on what to eat.
Medical Terminology For Meniere's Disease
basic medical terminology for people with Meniere's Disease. When
you visit your doctor, you may encounter some of these terms. This
is a quick reference guide to help you understand what they have told you
about Meniere's and what you are experiencing.
Your Immune System: Delicate Yet Critical
This article covers
the Immune System in great detail. How it serves you and why you need
to keep it healthy. This is of particular interest to anybody suffering
from Meniere's Disease, since a Meniere's sufferers immune system is under
a great amount of stress.
There Can Be A Link Between Meniere's Disease and
High Blood Pressure.
and high blood pressure can be connected. The dizzy spells, nausea, vertigo,
hearing loss and inner ear dizziness may be a result of high blood pressure
interacting with your Meniere's Disease symptoms.
Left Ear Pain and
Inner Pressure as Symptoms of Meniere's Disease
Two of the most frequently asked questions that we get concern people
experiencing pain in their left ear and inner ear pressure, or fullness
in their ears. To help you understand what is going on, I wanted
to bring you an awareness of where the ear is located in your body and
why you might have this pressure or pain in just the left ear, or feel
congested. This makes a huge difference in how you look at the rest of
the balance and hearing (Meniere’s) symptoms.
The Secret to Getting Your Doctor's Attention
This is a very
short article with some quick tips to help Meniere's Disease sufferers get
better results in the doctors office. It also leads into the two articles
below, All three of these articles should give you a lot of ideas to work
with your doctor to speed up the visit and get the best results possible
within the limited time available in the examination room.
I Wish Doctors Had More Time to Listen.
Frustration About The Limited Discussion
During A Doctor's Visit
Some Thoughts On Meniere's Disease and Chelation Therapy;
Learning About Possible Metal Toxicity In Your Body
I have had several
discussions about chelation therapy and how it relates to Meneire's
Disease lately and it caused me to do more
studying about the subject. So what I am describing here are the questions
from people with Meniere's Disease for which I sought answers while doing hours and hours of research. These
are very simple descriptions of my findings. This is a very serious and
Meniere's Disease and Detoxification - A Natural Body Function: Does It
Really Need To Be Helped Along?