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What do I need to know about caring for someone with Meniere's disease?

People with Meniere's disease may need to take medication to reduce vertigo, dizziness, nausea, and other symptoms, which can range from mild to severe. A doctor may also advise cutting out tobacco, alcohol, and caffeine, and controlling salt intake, as these can all aggravate Meniere's disease.

During a bout of vertigo, patients should avoid quick motions, reading, bright light, and other triggers that may aggravate the symptoms. Be aware that patients may suffer hearing loss, and they may have balance problems. They may need to use a cane to avoid falling. If vertigo strikes often, they should not do dangerous activities such as driving.

 

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