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Meniere’s disease is an inner ear disorder that causes dizziness in a person, intermittent hearing loss and causes tinnitus. The biggest symptom is dizziness attacks, which manifest themselves at certain periods. the biggest cause of this Meniere’s disease, which begins to manifest itself in the 40s, is the increase in pressure experienced by an increase in the fluids located in the inner ear and responsible for balance. This condition can occur if there is more liquid left than the discarded liquid or if the liquid is blocked in the drained channels. However, the reason for this increase in pressure, which causes Meniere’s disease, is often unknown.

During the initial period of Meniere’s disorder, a person first begins to complain only of a dizziness problem. Decadence, which can last between 20 minutes and 24 hours, can cause vomiting and nausea. This nausea is accompanied by a feeling of fullness in the ear. Slight balance losses may occur with these episodes of dizziness. Although hearing loss is rare in the first years of the disease, an increase in hearing loss may be observed in the later period. This condition can cause involuntary eye movements called nystagmus. As all symptoms can be seen separately, unfortunately, sometimes they can be seen at the same time. When people experience tension and stress, or excessive salt intake can trigger dizziness attacks.Although Meniere’s is considered a chronic disorder, various treatments can help relieve symptoms and minimize the long-term impact on your life, while at the same time, surgery is an alternative option.

How is the Diagnosis of Meniere’s Disease Made?

Physical examination of the ear of patients with Meniere’s disease is normal. Especially if the patient is being examined during a period without dizziness, no findings may be found. For this reason, it is necessary to carry out multi-faceted examinations.

One of these tests is a hearing test. In Meniere’s disease, sensorineural type, that is, nerve-related hearing loss is observed. If there are any other hearing tests performed during and between the periods of attacks, Deciphering them gives very important information in terms of the course of the disease. Since there is a loss of balance in this disorder, the balance functions of the inner ear can be examined with balance tests. Often, balance functions are found to be slowed down in the ear where the disease is present. With electrocochleography, an increase in pressure in the inner ear can be seen. Although it is not always needed, finally, a brain stem auditory potentials test may be needed. This test is performed in order to understand that there is no other problem related to the nerves that allow the sound to be delivered to the hearing center in the brain.

Meniere treatment

There is no definitive treatment for menierhaus. But according to the course of the disease, some recommendations that experts agree on may work, but Meniere’s surgery can be performed for the most satisfactory results.

When we come to these recommendations, we can sort them as follows;

Low-salt diet

Drugs that increase the blood circulation of the inner ear

Diuretic supplements

Medications that suppress dizziness

Injection of drugs through the eardrum

Administration of steroids and aminoglycosides to the Middle Ear


In surgical procedures, two different methods are applied, Endolymphatic sac surgery and Labyrinthectomy. The effect of endolymphatic sac surgery may be partial or temporary. It is unlikely to negatively affect hearing.

Surgical procedures are the last option in case of menier need. First of all, the symptoms of the disease can be greatly reduced with various drug treatments. Although Meniere’s disease is a disorder that does not contain life-threatening and does not have serious complications, episodes of dizziness that cannot be predicted when they will occur negatively affect a person’s quality of life. If you think that you have Meinere’s disease, you can contact us for the necessary tests to be performed and for your questions about diagnosis and Meinere.


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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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