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Meniere’s-like episodes can be from either true “Meniere’s disease” or a “Meniere’s syndrome.”

Meniere’s disease is a problem called endolymphatic hydrops, or excessive fluid buildup in the inner ear vestibular system.

Meniere’s-like episodes can also be caused by Meniere’s syndrome, which are Meniere’s symptoms that are caused by something else in the body that is restricting the flow of endolymphatic fluid in the inner ear and causing build up in the inner ear.

The fluid build up is a result of the problem and contributing to the symptoms, but not the primary problem.

This is widely missed caused of Meniere’s like episodes that do not fit the classic Meniere’s disease (endolymphatic hydrops) description.


This blog is provided for informational purposes only. The content and any comments by Dr. Kim Bell, DPT are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The details of any case mentioned in this post represent a typical patient that Dr. Bell might see and do not describe the circumstances of a specific individual.

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