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January 20, 2015
FACTORS LEADING TO MÉNIÈRE´S DISEASE

A study has identified factors which are likely to lead to the development of the long term ear disorder Ménière’s disease

What causes Ménière’s disease? It has puzzled researchers for years. Why do some people develop the inner-ear disorder Ménière’s disease, making diagnosis and treatment a difficult task? Even though this disease of the inner ear is a non-fatal illness, it can cause the patient very difficult problems such as tinnitus, hearing loss, vertigo and a feeling of pressure or fullness in the ear.

However, a recent study from the UK suggests that a dysfunctional immune system is a key player in the development of Ménière’s disease. The study also identifies old age and females with white skin as factors that increase the risk of developing the disorder.

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