Meniere's Disease: Symptoms & Signs

Medically Reviewed on 9/10/2019

Excess pressure in the inner ear results in the typical symptoms of Ménière's disease. These include

The vertigo may cause nausea and vomiting. The hearing loss may worsen over time. Other symptoms that may occur include

The severity and frequency of the symptoms is variable among affected people. Between attacks or episodes, patients are free of symptoms. Attacks can be accompanied by anxiety, blurred vision, jerking eye movements, palpitations, fast heart rate, diarrhea, and trembling.

Causes of Ménière's disease

The exact cause of Ménière's disease is unknown, but it is believed to occur due to an abnormality in the fluid in the inner ear, either an abnormal amount or composition of the fluid in the inner ear.

Other meniere's disease symptoms and signs


Ear infection or acute otitis media is an infection of the middle ear. See Answer

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