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How is Meniere's disease linked to vertigo and dizziness?

Meniere's disease is an inner ear condition that happens when changes in the amount of fluid in the semicircular canal cause swelling. The semicircular canal is equipped with a sac that filters and drains fluid. When the endolymphatic sac becomes swollen it can affect your balance and ability to perceive the motion of your body, which can lead to vertigo and dizziness.

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