Jessie J Reveals She Has Ménière’s Disease

August 17, 2021 by Admin0

Jessie J has been diagnosed with Ménière’s disease, which she revealed on her Instagram Live. The “Bang Bang” and “Domino” singer said that after having problems with her hearing and balance, she decided to visit an ENT for ear problems in Los Angeles.

“I woke up and felt like I was completely deaf in my right ear, couldn’t walk in a straight line,” Jessie J said. “Basically, I got told I had Ménière’s syndrome.”

Like in Jessie’s case, Ménière’s disease typically only affects one ear, and it causes dizzy spells and hearing loss. While the exact cause of this disorder is unknown, many believe that it’s a result of the buildup of fluid in the middle ear. Most people who come into our office and find out they have this disorder are young and middle-aged adults.

While the hearing loss and feelings of imbalance last for a lifetime, those suffering from this disorder can find relief with a good ENT doctor in Los Angeles.

Whichever ENT specialist you choose to visit will be able to offer a treatment plan that can help manage, if not minimize, your symptoms. This is important because Ménière’s disease can really impact your life if you don’t get a doctor involved.

When you first visit your ear doctor, they will conduct both a hearing assessment and a balance test to see how your body differs from the average person. To ensure that you have Ménière’s disease and not some other disorder, they may also do an MRI or blood test.

The treatment for Ménière’s disease is typically to reduce feelings of vertigo, as there are currently no treatments for the hearing loss. The medications for vertigo include:

  • Motion sickness medication
  • Anti-nausea medication

Since this disorder is chronic, your doctor will also prescribe you a long-term treatment plan, which may include a diuretic to help drain the excess fluid in the ear. Some also choose to undergo ear injections on a semi-regular basis.



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