Meniere’s disease: Fact, Fiction or Biological Plausibility, Part VIII

Meniere’s disease and herbal supplements     Over the Counter Supplements 1. pla•ce•bo/pləˈsēbō/ Noun: 1. A harmless pill, medicine, or procedure prescribed more for the psychological benefit to the patient than for any physiological effect. 2. A substance that has no therapeutic effect, used as a control in testing new drugs. I figured I would start…

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Treatments for Meniere’s disease: Fact, Fiction or Biological Plausibility? Part VI

Endolymphatic Sac Decompression When conservative management approaches such as diuretics and a salt restricted diet do not satisfactorily control Meniere’s symptoms, more aggressive approaches may be considered. Surgical procedures for Meniere’s disease fall into two categories: Reparative and Ablative. Endolymphatic Sac Decompression (ESD) is considered reparative. An article from Emedicine.com describes the purpose of the…

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