Meniere’s disease can be quite frustrating to deal with. It is known by the following symptoms:
- Tinnitus – ringing in the ear
- Vertigo – a spinning sensation
- A feeling of congestion or fullness in the affected ear
- Hearing loss which may become permanent if left untreated
Meniere’s disease involves the structures of the inner ear. It is generally cared for by using medication to alleviate vertigo. Unless the root cause is addressed, Meniere’s is likely to reoccur. In some cases, dietary changes are recommended. These changes are geared towards regulating overall fluid retention in the body as fluid build-up in the ears is one reason Meniere’s occurs. The following are some suggestions that may alleviate some of the symptoms of Meniere’s:
- Avoid caffeinated beverages and foods: Coffee, soda, and chocolate all contain caffeine and can exacerbate the intensity of tinnitus.
- Avoid high sugar content foods: Complex sugars like whole grains are better than simple sugars like white sugar and honey.
- Avoid alcohol: Alcohol has a direct effect on the fluid contained within the ear.
- Avoid foods with high salt content: Sodium intake increases the amount of fluid within the body.
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Why Meniere’s Occurs
While the exact cause of Meniere’s remains under debate, theories abound. Some feel Meniere’s is similar to migraines as they relate to blood vessel constriction. Others feel it must be connected to allergies or an autoimmune problem. No matter what theories are out there, one thing that most people agree on is that the nervous system is involved with Meniere’s disease.
The nervous system controls all other systems of the body, including the vascular, endocrine, and immune system. No matter which of the above theories may prove to be true, they all involve the nervous system.
Here at Advanced Spinal Washington, we make sure that a misalignment of the top bones of the neck is not interfering with nervous system function. If either the C1 or C2 is misaligned, pressure is put on the brainstem – the center of control for all the automatic systems of the body. Using a gentle method, we encourage these bones to move back into their original position, restoring communication and improving the function of the nervous system overall. This often leads to an improvement in Meniere’s symptoms.
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