Meniere's Disease

Meniere's disease is a disorder affecting the inner ear. It causes episodes of vertigo, fluctuating hearing loss, ringing in the ears (tinnitus) and a feeling of fullness or pressure in the ear.

Who Gets Meniere's disease?:

2 in every 1000 people suffer from Meniere's disease. People in their 40's and 50's are most affected. However, people in their 20's can also suffer from this condition. Meniere's affects men and women equally.

Symptoms:

The symptoms of Meniere's are variable. A typical attack is preceded by fullness in one or both ears. The attack generally consists of imbalance, vertigo, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), sweating and nausea. Though some people can predict the onset of an attack, most people find their onset unpredictable. Severity and frequency of attacks are variable. Still an average attack lasts for many hours (days in some) and are followed by extreme exhaustion, making the person sleep for many hours together.

Ayurveda Concept :

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

Vertigo:

  1. This is a subjective feeling of rotation (either of oneself or the surrounding), having sudden onset and in severe cases, accompanied by sweating, nausea and vomiting. According to ayurveda this is discussed as a separate disease known as Bhrama.

Tinnitus:

  1. There is a subjective sensation of ringing, roaring or swooshing in the ears. Usually one ear is affected, though it is not uncommon for both ears to be affected. In ayurveda this is known as Karnanada, it is single disease due to vitiation of vata and kappa dosa.

Sensory neural Hearing loss or deafness :

Progressive hearing loss in one (unilateral) or both (bilateral) ears is experienced. Initially, the lower frequencies are the first to go. Hearing loss known as karna badhirya in ayurveda.

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 :


Vata pitta shaman.
Ras dhatu vardhanam.
Madhura ras to subside vitiated vata pitta.
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 :



Cow ghee regular intakes in your diet.

Head massage with til tail.

Nasal administration of cow ghee 2-2 drops.

Head massage with til tail Cow ghee regular intakes in your diet.

Ardrak (Ginger) rasayan with jeggry (gud) at afternoon.Nasal administration of cow ghee 2-2 drops.