Meniere's disease is a disorder of the inner ear that can lead to dizzy spells (vertigo) and hearing loss. In most cases, Meniere's disease affects only one ear.
The cause of Meniere's disease is unknown. The symptoms of Meniere's disease appear to be the result of an abnormal amount of fluid (endolymph) in the inner ear, but it is not clear what causes it.
Factors that affect the fluid, which might contribute to Meniere's disease, include:
- Improper fluid drainage, perhaps because of a blockage or anatomic abnormality
- Abnormal immune response
- Viral infection
- Genetic predisposition
Signs and symptoms of Meniere's disease include:
- Episodes of vertigo. spinning sensation that starts and stops spontaneously
- Hearing loss - most people have some permanent hearing loss
- Ringing in the ear (tinnitus) - perception of a ringing, buzzing, roaring, whistling or hissing sound in your ear
- Feeling of fullness in the ear. People with Meniere's disease often feel pressure in an affected ear.
Shalakya tantra is a branch of Ayurveda where diseases related with Eyes, Ears, Nose, Oral cavity and Head has been explained , In Ayurveda cause of Meniere's disease is imbalance of Vata dosha.
Ayurveda advocates the use of Panchakarma therapy for healing the problems associated with Meniere’s disease. According to Ayurveda, the body accumulates toxins owing to lifestyle choices and poor health habits. Panchakarma therapy is an Ayurvedic procedure that uses five methods to balance the doshas in the human body. The treatment helps to deeply cleanse the tissues, removes toxins, reduce stress, and reduces deep-rooted anxiety. Panchakarma therapy is an Ayurvedic procedure that uses different methods to balance the doshas. Vamana, Virechana, Basti Nasya therapies is recommended. Shiro abhyanga, Swedana effective solutions and health improvements have been demonstrated
Herbs like Brahmi , Vacha , Shankhpushpi and Mulethi are quite beneficial to pacify the vitiated dosha. These herbs also help to manage the symptoms of this disease in a natural way without causing any negative impacts on health.
Avoid alcohol - alcohol, even in small amounts, can adversely affect the inner ear by changing the composition and volume
Dont smoke - nicotine decreases the blood supply to the inner ear by constricting blood vessels
Avoid high-sugar foods and beverages
Sound & Music Therapy