There is no absolute cure of Meniere's Disease in conventional medicine. However, the symptoms can be controlled.
Medications during an episode:
- Different medications are prescribed in conventional treatment for Meniere's Disease based on the different symptoms experienced by the patient, to the extent that even steroids are given for vertigo.
- Besides these, diuretics (medicines that induce urination) are given to reduce fluid in the ear.
However, conventional treatment for Meniere's Disease considers symptoms separately and so, many different medicines are used. Also, these medicines may not ensure a permanent cure.
Managing the Symptom of Tinnitus (ringing in the ear)
- Sound therapy
- Relaxation techniques
- Behavioural Therapy
Treating Hearing Loss
- Hearing aid. A hearing aid in the ear affected by Meniere's Disease may improve your hearing.
Treating Balance Problems
- Rehabilitation: Vestibular rehabilitation therapy is useful to correct balance problems. This treatment for Meniere's Disease includes exercises and activities that can be performed at home. It can be done with the help of a physiotherapist or hearing therapists.
There are various surgical options that are used in treatment for Meniere's Disease. Some surgeries are used to regulate the inner ear fluid levels, whereas some other surgeries aim to correct the imbalance and hearing loss.
Nevertheless, these surgeries do not take care of the actual cause of the disease and offer only temporary relief.And there is always a chance of recurrence if the underlying cause is not taken care of. So one should think wisely before going under the knife.
Management of stress, anxiety and depression:
- This is done by counseling, psychotherapy, behavioral and other counseling techniques.