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Is Meniere's disease an ear disorder?

Meniere's disease is an ear disorder. It causes sometimes disabling symptoms such as extreme vertigo, dizziness, pressure or pain in the ear, nausea, or vomiting. Experts are not sure of the cause, although they believe it may be related to fluid levels in the inner ear. Attacks can come on suddenly and be debilitating, lasting anywhere from a few hours to a full day. Treatment aims to lower fluid levels through a low-salt diet or diuretic medications. Doctors may also treat the individual symptoms. In extreme cases, surgery may be indicated. There is no cure.

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