Morbus Meniere: therapy for symptoms
Because the cause of Meniere's disease is unknown, there are many treatments, but no cure. The goal is to reduce the symptoms to a tolerable level and to achieve the fastest possible improvement. Doctors prescribe medications to relieve nausea and vomiting, in addition to be administered by infusion solutions that promote blood circulation.
Morbus Meniere: Betahistine reduces pressure
Patients with Meniere's disease are currently benefiting from a high-dose therapy with the histamine antagonist betahistine. Histamine antagonists are agents that neutralize or attenuate the effects of histamine on the tissue. Histamines play a major role in the immune system in defense reactions.
Within a year, the dizziness attacks disappear almost completely. Betahistine is also successfully used to prevent attacks for a long time. The active substance reduces the endolymph pressure in the inner ear. The active substance should be taken regularly for at least six months, preferably up to 24 months. This Meniere therapy was well tolerated. Only two patients experienced mild nausea.
Meniere's Disease: Psychological care important
Meniere patients are correspondingly very insecure due to the often attacking attacks of dizziness. Afraid to suffer a seizure in public, they withdraw. Loneliness, uncertainty and fears are the result. Therapy of the vertigo tuberculosis also includes the treatment and care of annoying tinnitus, to which the patients are exposed in more or less pronounced form.
Meanwhile, treatment concepts have emerged that, although they can promise no elimination of tinnitus, but can achieve the goal, namely the reduction of the psycho-acoustic stress by the ear noise, in most cases. Valuable aids in Meniere's disease are the so-called tinnitus maskers and the simultaneous use of hearing aids in the case of deafness.