About Menière’s disease
Typically, the disease fluctuates over time with severe attacks of in particular vertigo, and intermittent remissions.
The disease is chronic and usually starts in one ear, but with time the other ear is often afflicted. It is a disease of the middle ages and typically debuts at the age of 40-50 years, but may appear even earlier.
Data regarding the prevalence of Menière’s disease vary considerably. Recent data from the United States indicate a prevalence of around 0.2% suggesting that Menière’s disease is more common than both Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) and Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Using this assumption regarding prevalence more than 2 million people in the industrialized world suffer from the disease.