Vertigo & Morbus Menière's: DiagnosisIf you are suffering from vertigo it is necessary for you to have a clear diagnosis.
Diseases of your heart and your blood have to be excluded as well as diseases of your brain.
Especially a tumor in the brain (acusticusneurinoma and others) has to be excluded by Magnetic Resonance Tomography. (MRI - Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
If a good diagnosis proceeding is giving you no bad results usually an overstressing of the organ of balance is the origin of the vertigo or Morbus Menière.
Vertigo & Morbus Menière's: Function of the organ of balance:
Inside the organ of balance the moving of the head and the body as well as the dynamic of this moving is producing a moving of the inner ear fluid system (endo- and perilymphe).
This moving is transmitted via hairlike receptors of the sensoric cell. The sensoric cell is producing electrophysiological signals out of this. These signals are going to the center of balance in the brain. To produce these nervesignals the sensoric cell has to work.
This is a cellenergy (ATP) consuming working process.
To hold the balance the inner ear has to work constantly. Just like all other organs of the body can be overstressed, also the organ of balance can be overstressed.
Vertigo & Morbus Menière: Reasons for the overstressing of the organWhat are the reasons for the overstressing of the organ of balance and how can you protect the organ of balance?
What are the reasons for the overstressing of the organ of balance creating Morbus Menière and how can you protect the organ of balance? Similar like the cochlea, the organ of balance is overstressed from the daily volume of sound.
The pressure of the sound is stressing directly the very sensitive nerve cells (sensoric cells) inside the organ of balance.
This overstressing can be reduced by using earprotection.
If you are actually suffering from vertigo I recommend to you to use earplugs in the daily life for some weeks and months and you will experience a slowly decreasing of your symptoms, pressure in the ear, vertigo or Morbus Menière.
Vertigo & Morbus Menière: Psychological stressAnother reason for the overstressing of the organ of balance is psychological stress
This is not so easy to avoid like the volume of sound.
Nevertheless in this case a lot of different stress reducing strategies is well known and available on the therapeutic market.
Besides, (or is it But?) these drugs, antibiotics and inflammations can overstress the organ of balance.
Also moving your head and your body very quick (dancing, equipments in amusement parks, etc.) can overstress your organ of balance.
Also flying in an airplane can be a stress for your organ of balance (frequent flyer!).
Surgery in the middle ear or near the inner ear can also overstress the organ of balance.
Does a possibility exist to make a self diagnosis of the vertigo?
After excluding other diseases (like I mentioned above) it is possible to use the audiometry as a diagnostic tool If you want to have an individual diagnosis you can send your audiometry to my office and I will explain to you your situation.
In addition you can have a look at my websiteinformation "audiometry" and you will find explanations how you can use your audiometry to find out more about the quality of your organ of balance. What I mention there in regard to the cochlea is similar to the organ of balance.
Vertigo & Morbus Menière: Help by Low Level LasertherapyIs it possible to help the organ of balance with the high dosage low level lasertherapy by Dr. Wilden¨, specialist of Morbus Menière treatment?
Yes. Vertigo, Morbus Menière and the often in the same time existing sensation of pressure in or surround the ear can be treated very well with the high dosage low level lasertherapy by Dr. Wilden¨, specialist of Morbus Menière treatment.
* from "Das Stato-Akustische Organ" / Reiss-Walkowiak-Zenner-Plinkert-Lehnhardt