December 17, 2008

Fluid-Filled Ears

Often times, people who have been diagnosed of Meniere’s disease always complain of having a sensation or a feeling of fluid-filled ears. This observation stands true to the fact that Meniere’s disease has got something to do with the fluid and balance in the canals located in the inner ear.

The human ear is obviously used for the purposes of hearing. Such use is indeed already very helpful and useful in communicating with others. However, there is another function that the ear performs. This is the ability to maintain balance. Our balance and sense of position such as lying down or standing up or walking is governed by these fluid filled canals in our inner ear. When our head moves, the fluid inside also moves, this causes the nerve receptors in the inner ear to send signals to the brain regarding the movement of the body.

However, for a person having Meniere’s disease, the sensation of fluid-filled ears explains its primary symptom which is vertigo or dizziness. Loss of balance is usually the first and more common symptom for this kind of disease.

This medical condition is also accompanied by many other symptoms that are in connection with the ears. Tinnitus or more commonly coined as ringing ears is also one of the symptoms of Meniere’s disease. Tinnitus, being a hearing disorder, brings about the sensation of having a ringing sound in your ear which only you can recognize. This symptom is possibly caused by ear infections such as fluid found stagnant beside the ear drum or many other factors that lead to greater damage to the auditory nerves.

Research and studies have shown that there have been many technological advances that can help as tinnitus treatments which in turn help a lot in curing Meniere’s disease. The sensation of having a full ear due to the fluid inside can be remedied by many available homeopathic treatments.

Indeed the ear is known to be one of the most sensitive and delicately made structures in the whole body. Therefore it is important to take care of it by avoiding anything that can lead to further damage and complication of the auditory nerves resulting to tinnitus or Meniere’s disease.

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