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Meniere's Disease

Meniere's disease is a disorder of internal ear, our ear is divided in to 3 part external ear, middle ear, and internal ear. Meniere;s disease affects hearing and balancing of body at varying degree. It is characterized by (TVS) tinnitus, vertigo, and sensory neural hearing loss usually one ear In this disease variation in the pressure and volume of labyrinthine endolymph affects the inner ear function.

Causes:

Etiology of menier's disease is unknown but risk factors are family history, autimmune disorder allergy trauma to head or ear, some internal ear infection. Peak incidencd is between 20-50age group.

Symptoms:

  1. Periodic episodes of vertigo or dizziness. Patient have sudden attack of vertigo lasting up to 24h, usually with nausea vomiting .
  2. Unilateral or bilateral tinnitus
  3. A sensation of fullness or pressure in one or both ears.
  4. Tinnitus may be constant or intermittent, buzzing or roaring, it dose not related to position or motion.
  5. Sensory hearing loss typically low frequencies.
  6. Meniere's often begins with one symptom and gradually progressive to other symptoms and also severity of symptoms, associate symptoms are diaphoresis, diarrhea, and gait unsteadiness. Before the episode most patients feeling sense of fullness or pressure in affected ear.

Ayurveda Concept :

According to symptoms vata and pitta dosa is aggrevated in kaphasthanam. Increased the lagu and ruksh guna indicates the sign and symptoms.

Ayurvedic treatment of Menier's disease :

  1. Vata pitta shaman
  2. Ras dhatu vardhanam
  3. Madhura ras to subside vitiated vata pitta.
  4. Panchkarma procedures performed in menier's disease by Ashtang ayurveda and panchkarma Kendra are very effectively in this disease. Recommended procedures are Brimhan Nasya, Abhayangam and swedanam for shodhan, snehpaana and virechan, sirodhara or shirovasti, and rasayan chikitsa. Approximate duration of treatment for panchkarma is 18-21 days.

Patient expectation :

No cure exists for Meniere's disease, but a number of treatments can help reduce the severity and frequency of vertigo episodes. There are no treatments for the hearing loss that occurs with Meniere's disease. While ayurvedic treatment and panchkarma procedure improve the patients and also reduces all symptoms like vertigo hearing loss and tinnitus. Expected time of treatment depending upon the severity of symptoms but generally 1-2 year regular oral ayurvedic medication and 2-3 course of panchkarma therapy found gross improvement up to 50-80% depending upon the severity of disease .



Home remedies for menier's disease :

  • Ardrak (Ginger) rasayan with jeggry (gud) at afternoon.
  • Ras dhatu vardhanam
  • Nasal administration of cow ghee 2-2 drops.
  • Head massage with til tail
  • Cow ghee regular intakes in your diet.