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  • Dancing eyes

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What is meniere's disease?

Meniere disease is caused by excess fluid in the inner ear. It is characterized by recurring episodes of dizziness, hearing loss, and ringing in the ear (tinnitus). The disorder typically occurs in one ear.

Symptoms of meniere's disease

  • Fine nystagmus

  • Giddiness that happens together with ringing in the ears or hearing difficulty

  • Dizziness

  • I feel like I'm spinning around / vertigo

  • Hearing difficulty

  • Repeated dizziness / vertigo

  • Feel unsteady or floating when I am standing

  • Family history of hearing problems that occured before 65 years old

Questions your doctor may ask to check for meniere's disease

  • Have you ever experienced dizziness with ringing in the ears or deafness?

  • Are you currently dizzy?

  • Do you feel like your surroundings are spinning?

  • Do you have trouble hearing?

  • Do you experience repeated episodes of dizziness/vertigo?

Treatment for meniere's disease

Avoidance of certain foods such as caffeine, salt, alcohol as well as known allergic triggers can reduce and prevent vertigo episodes. Medications may also be used. Vestibular rehabilitation can help improve balance. In advanced cases, medications may be injected into the eardrum to reduce symptoms. As hearing loss progresses, some patients may also benefit from using hearing aids.

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References

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  • Santos PM, Hall RA, Snyder JM, Hughes LF, Dobie RA. Diuretic and diet effect on Menière's disease evaluated by the 1985 Committee on Hearing and Equilibrium guidelines. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1993 Oct;109(4):680-9. doi: 10.1177/019459989310900408. PMID: 8233504.

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Benjamin Kummer, MD (Neurology)

Dr Kummer is Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS), with joint appointment in Digital and Technology Partners (DTP) at the Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS) as Director of Clinical Informatics in Neurology. As a triple-board certified practicing stroke neurologist and informaticist, he has successfully improved clinical operations at the point of care by acting as a central liaison between clinical neurology faculty and DTP teams to implement targeted EHR configuration changes and workflows, as well as providing subject matter expertise on health information technology projects across MSHS. | Dr Kummer also has several years’ experience building and implementing several informatics tools, presenting scientific posters, and generating a body of peer-reviewed work in “clinical neuro-informatics” – i.e., the intersection of clinical neurology, digital health, and informatics – much of which is centered on digital/tele-health, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. He has spearheaded the Clinical Neuro-Informatics Center in the Department of Neurology at ISMMS, a new research institute that seeks to establish the field of clinical neuro-informatics and disseminate knowledge to the neurological community on the effects and benefits of clinical informatics tools at the point of care.

Rohini R, MD

Rohini R, MD (Ear, nose, throat (ENT))

Dr. Rohini R is an ENT, Head and Neck Surgeon, with a Fellowship in Advanced Endoscopic Sinus and Skull Base Surgery and a Fellowship in Aesthetic Medicine and Lasers. Besides clinical practice and working with Ubie, she is actively training and mentoring medical students and residents. She has functioned in various work settings - teaching hospitals, private and free health centers, and worked with patients from all socioeconomic backgrounds due to her experience in free hospitals and volunteering in India and Singapore.

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