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Is Meniere's disease contagious?

Meniere's disease is not considered contagious. However, infections, such as ear infections, may play a role in the development of this inner ear syndrome, which is marked by hearing loss and bouts of vertigo and dizziness. However, nobody knows for sure what causes Meniere's disease.

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What is Meniere's disease?
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Can Meniere's disease be prevented?
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Is Meniere's disease an ear disorder?
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How is Meniere's disease linked to vertigo and dizziness?
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