Meniere’s Disease is characterised by symptoms of vertigo, associated with deafness and tinnitus. Vertigo is an alarming sensation of movement. Usually the room appears to be spinning, or the ground may appear to tilt. It can be accompanied by nausea and vomiting.
Attacks of meniere’s can last for hours and are thought to be due to an increase in pressure of the fluid in the inner ear. Once an attack is over hearing returns to normal.
Attacks of meniere’s can be recurrent and in severe cases the sufferer may experience “drop attacks”, when without warning they fall to the ground.
Nutritional Supplements that could help. (Refer to the individual supplement for cautions in use.)
|Supplement/Herb||What it does||Dosage|
|Gingko biloba||Stops platelets from sticking together too much, improves circulation, also anti-oxidant. Garlic and Gingko Biloba work together to decrease the over-coagulation of blood that may contribute to atherosclerosis.||120-240mg daily|
|Garlic||Antioxidant, lowers cholesterol, homocysteine and blood pressure and improves circulation.||500mg 3 times daily|
|Vitamin C||A powerful anti-oxidant, it helps protect against degenerative disease and supports the immune and healing response.||1000mg daily|
|Vitamin E||A powerful anti-oxidant, it helps prevent blood clots and promotes healing.||500iu daily|
|Cod Liver Oil||Anti-inflammatory and contains Vitamin A, which protects tisses from free radical damage and supports the immune system.||as directed|
|Evening Primrose Oil||Helps control inflammation, blood pressure and regulate cholesterol.||as directed|
Diet and Lifestyle Factors
Dietary changes to reduce mucous congestion, minimise fluid retention and improve blood flow to the hearing and balance mechanisms in the ear are essential.
Cut out dairy products and bananas, which are mucous forming.
Do not add salt to food.
Cut out tea and coffee and drink 2 litres of water daily.
Eat 5 to 7 portions of fruit and vegetables daily.
Eat oily fish 3 times a week.
See also the article on Circulatory Health.
Homoeopathic Remedies which may help. (Refer to the individual remedy for guidance on the one that is most appropriate for you.)
- Carbo Veg