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Mark C Littlejohn
(903) 236-7560
709 Hollybrook Dr
Longview, TX
Specialty
Otolaryngology

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Mark Littlejohn, Md
(903) 236-7560
707 HOLLYBROOK DR
Longview, TX
Specialty
Otolaryngology
Associated Hospitals
Diagnostic Clinic Of Longview Pa

Ken Newton Chiropractic Clinic,LLC
(903) 361-0929
414 West Loop 281, Suite 16
Longview, TX

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Dan C Jones
(903) 753-7291
703 E Marshall Ave
Longview, TX
Specialty
Internal Medicine

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Kenneth M Flory
(903) 753-7291
703 E Marshall Ave
Longview, TX
Specialty
Internal Medicine

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Ladd Theodore Tucek
(903) 232-3606
2901 N 4th St
Longview, TX
Specialty
Otolaryngology

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Ken Martin Audiology
(903) 218-4522
710 N High St
Longview, TX
Hours
SundayClosed ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Credit Cards,Cash,Check,Insurance

Kilgore Small Animal Hosp
(903) 984-0621
1508 North Hwy 259
Kilgore, TX

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Napoleon Brannon Riddle, MD
(903) 757-2201
605 N 6th St
Longview, TX
Specialties
Family Practice, General Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1956
Hospital
Hospital: Good Shepherd Med Ctr, Longview, Tx; Longview Reg Med Ctr, Longview, Tx

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Michael Carter Leath
(903) 753-3521
801 N 4th St
Longview, TX
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Internal Medicine

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Meniere�s Disease and Meniett Therapy

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November 15, 2007: 8:28 am: Dr. Neil Meniere's Disease

Meniere’s Disease and Meniett Therapy

by Neil Bauman, Ph.D.
 

Meniere’s Disease is actually a syndrome (collection of symptoms) including a fluctuating hearing loss, vertigo, tinnitus and a feeling of fullness or pressure in the affected ear. Meniere’s Disease affects in excess of 2.6 million people in North America and Europe. For most people with Meniere’s, the vertigo is the most debilitating aspect of the disease.

Meniere’s Disease is thought to be caused by excessive fluid (called endolymph) in the inner ear. (The fancy name for this is endolymphatic hydrops.) Therefore, typical treatments have focused on things to reduce fluid retention in the body such as a very low sodium diet, eliminating or greatly reducing both caffeine and alcohol consumption and typically also taking a diuretic (water pill).

If these measures don’t work, then doctors have a number of other things they can try, but all of them can have nasty side effects and may not work. Some of these include intratympanic corticosteroids (injecting steroids through the eardrum), endolymphatic sac shunt (invasive and not found to be very effective) and intratympanic Gentamicin (injecting Gentamicin through the ear drum which can result in hearing loss while controlling the balance problems). If all else fails, doctors may cut the vestibular nerve to totally destroy balance on the one side (vestibular nerve section) or surgically remove the whole balance system on one side (labyrinthectomy). These are rather drastic measures and leave the person with a weakened balance system as the other ear’s balance system has to do all the work.

In recent years, there has been another treatment that has proven to cut the frequency and severity of Meniere’s attacks way down, yet is only minimally invasive (tube in eardrum) and has not shown other negative side effects. This is called Meniett Therapy.

With Meniett Therapy, the person first has a tube placed in the eardrum on the affected side. Then, 3 times a day for 5 minutes at a time, the person uses the Meniett device (a digitally- controlled, pager-sized low-pressure pulse generator) to deliver low-pressure pulses to the middle ear via a clear plastic tube with a special ear tip that you put in your ear. These low- pressure pulses act on the round window membrane. Doctors believe that the energy of the low-pressure pulses displaces the perilymph (the other inner ear fluid), which in turn stimulates the flow of the endolymph, and results in a reduction of the endolymphatic fluid, thus relieving the symptoms of Meniere’s Disease.

If you have Meniere’s Disease and are having problems keeping the attacks under control, you might want to investigate whether Meniett Therapy will help you. The doctor best able to help you is...

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