Meniere’s Disease Signs and Symptoms

Vertigo. Vertigo and light-headedness are of course associated with a great many different kinds of infections, but they are one of the crucial indicators of Meniere’s disease. This is because Meniere’s disease attacks the passages of the inner ear, which are the site of the organs of balance, and since the organs of balance are directly affected, vertigo is the predictable result. An attack of Meniere’s disease can leave you feeling extreme vertigo, and also feel like the world is shifting around you in a random and unsettling manner.

Feelings of queasiness and nausea. Since Meniere’s disease affects the organs of balance, it leaves vertigo that can persist for half an hour, or even for an entire day. Under such circumstances, nausea is certainly an accompanying symptom, and these feelings of queasiness will persist for the entire period of an attack.

Deafness or damage to the hearing. As Meniere’s disease attacks the organs of the inner ear, loss of hearing is a possible result. At first, this loss will be temporary, but if the disease is neglected, it could well become permanent. The disease usually affects one ear predominantly. Fluid builds up inside the ear, and this can cause sound to appear either dull or accentuated. Sounds can also appear distorted as they are transmitted through the fluid. Your physician will try to drain the fluid from the ear to help reduce this problem.