Meniere’s Disease Specialist

MN Ear & Sinus Center -  - ENT Physician and Surgeon

MN Ear & Sinus Center

ENT Physician and Surgeons & Audiologists located in Blaine, MN

If you suffer from dizziness, ringing in your ears, or hearing loss, Meniere’s disease might be the culprit. At MN Ear & Sinus Center in Blaine, Minnesota, their team of experienced ENT physicians and surgeons can diagnose and treat Meniere’s disease to give you a better quality of life. Schedule an appointment with MN Ear & Sinus Center by phone or book an appointment online today.

Meniere’s Disease Q & A

What is Meniere's disease?

Meniere's disease is a condition that affects your inner ear. It can cause dizzy spells and other symptoms that make simple everyday tasks feel unbearable. Meniere's disease often affects just one ear. While it can occur at any age, Meniere's disease often happens during young or middle-aged adulthood. Treatment with the MN Ear & Sinus Center team can offer you relief.

What are the symptoms of Meniere's disease?

Common signs and symptoms associated with Meniere's disease include the following:

  • Spinning sensations (vertigo)
  • Dizziness
  • Hearing loss
  • A feeling of fullness in your ear
  • Ringing in your ears

These symptoms might come and go or disappear over time. Risk factors for experiencing them include abnormal amounts of fluid in your inner ear, improper fluid drainage, viral infections, genetics, and abnormal immune responses. 

How does my provider diagnose Meniere's disease?

To diagnose Meniere's disease and develop an effective treatment, your ENT specialist reviews your symptoms, discusses your medical history, and completes a physical examination. 

The MN Ear & Sinus Center team assesses your hearing, balance, and inner ear functioning. They may complete blood tests, MRIs, or other imaging scans to detect or rule out underlying medical problems similar to Meniere's disease.

What are my Meniere's disease treatment options?

Your ENT provider might recommend the following treatments to reduce unpleasant symptoms associated with Meniere’s disease:

Lifestyle changes

Lifestyle changes that can reduce unpleasant symptoms related to Meniere’s disease include limiting sodium, alcohol, and caffeine. You should also avoid tobacco products as well.

Medications

Taking certain medications can reduce motion sickness, nausea, and vomiting associated with Meniere’s disease. Your doctor might recommend you take medicines that reduce fluid retention.

Noninvasive therapies

Noninvasive therapies for Meniere’s disease include rehabilitation to improve balance, wearing a hearing aid, and positive pressure therapy to apply pressure to the middle ear to reduce fluid buildup.

Middle ear injections

Middle ear injections can reduce vertigo symptoms. Your ENT doctor might recommend such injections if other treatments haven’t worked.

Surgery

While often a last result, surgery can alleviate unpleasant symptoms associated with Meniere’s disease. Your MN Ear & Sinus Center specialist may suggest surgical procedures that reduce excess fluid, remove the balance part of your inner ear, or cut nerves that connect balance and movement sensors.

Don’t live with debilitating symptoms of Meniere’s disease when you don’t have to. Schedule an appointment with MN Ear & Sinus Center specialists by phone or book online today.