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Is Meniere's disease life-threatening?

Meniere's disease is not life-threatening by itself, but it can put you in life-threatening situations, due to the sudden bouts of vertigo and dizziness that mark the disease. You may fall down while walking or wreck while driving a vehicle. In fact, it is best not to drive or climb for some time after symptoms subside.

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