Ménière’s disease , is a disorder of the inner ear that can affect hearing and balance. It is characterized by episodes of vertigo, tinnitus, and hearing loss. The hearing loss comes and goes for some time, alternating between ears, then becomes permanent.
The condition is named after the French physician Prosper Ménière, who, in an 1861 article, first reported that vertigo was caused by inner ear disorders. The condition affects people differently; it can range in intensity from being a mild annoyance to a lifelong condition.
If you’ve ever experienced vertigo, dizziness, or ringing in your ears, you know you’d do anything for it to quickly stop. Meniere’s Disease is an inner ear ailment causing these exact symptoms and requires medical help. Pharmacist Debbie LoCurto joins us from Lakeview Pharmacy to talk about causes, treatments, and how compounding pharmacies can be of help to stop an attack of Meniere’s Disease.