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    Ear Disorders

    A 32-year-old man has vertigo, nausea, and hearing problems. He was diagnosed with Meniere's syndrome.

    1. What causes the vertigo in this patient?
    2. How should this patient be treated?
    3. Why might there be permanent loss of hearing and loss of equilibrium?

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    Meniere's syndrome or disease caused by accumulation of fluid in the compartments of the inner ear. This leads to severe dizziness (vertigo), ringing in the ears (tinnitus), hearing loss and a feeling of fullness or congestion in the ear. The trigger for this accumulation of fluid is not known. Researchers speculate that it may be due to blood vessel constriction as in migraines or may be be triggered by ...

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    This solution looks at a case where a man is diagnosed with Meniere's syndrome (an ear disorder) and discusses the cause of his vertigo, treatment methods, and his prognosis as the syndrome progresses.