can’t spell it.can say it

Taking a short break  so i can consider a couple more topics.Something has to hit the little synapse the right way.

For now an intro to the disease i have that sounds rather exotic. Kinda  french. It was named for a Frenchman(oui).It’s anything but exotic(non). Yes,i copy and pasted the title.i can never spell the disease and my keyboard doesn’t have the inflection characters. Here ya go…back later.I’d prefer it were called disorder because disease sounds highly contagious. It’s not,thank God!

Ménière’s Disease

HOW DID MÉNIÈRE’S DISEASE GET ITS NAME?

In 1861 the French physician Prosper Ménière theorized that attacks of vertigo, ringing in the ear (tinnitus) and hearing loss came from the inner ear rather than from the brain, as was generally believed at the time. Once this idea was accepted, the name of Dr. Prosper Ménière began its long association with this inner ear disease and with inner ear balance disorders in general.

WHAT IS MÉNIÈRE’S DISEASE?

Ménière’s disease is a chronic, incurable vestibular (inner ear) disorder defined in 1995 by the Committee on Hearing and Equilibrium of the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery as “the idiopathic syndrome of endolymphatic hydrops.”1 In plain language, this means that Ménière’s disease, a form of endolymphatic hydrops, produces a recurring set of symptoms as a result of abnormally large amounts of a fluid called endolymph collecting in the inner ear.

Ménière’s disease can develop at any age, but it is more likely to happen to adults between 40 and 60 years of age. The exact number of people with Ménière’s disease is difficult to measure accurately because no official reporting system exists. Numbers used by researchers differ from one report to the next and from one country to the next. The National Institutes of Health estimates that about 615,000 people in the U.S. have Ménière’s disease and that 45,500 new cases re-diagnosed each year.2

– See more at: http://vestibular.org/menieres-disease#sthash.lOprexVt.dpuf