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Meniere’s Disease caused by Dental Work

Meniere’s Disease caused by Dental Work

It is relatively common for people to contact Meniere’s Disease Help who had dental work done prior to the onset of their symptoms, have dental problems, or who have amalgam fillings. All of these have been linked to Meniere’s.

Meniere’s disease caused by root canal work is also a possibility. Root canals toxicity is a controversial topic. Dentistry in general calls the possible negative effect on health throughout the body from root canals a myth.

However biological dentists do not agree. Root canal removal is a common treatment carried out by biological dentists.

In addition to that Meniere’s Help often receives emails from Meniere’s sufferers who claim the onset of their symptoms followed root canal work.

A paper at ScienceDirect.Com discusses the possible links with dental issues and Meniere’s disease here is a summary:

Meniere’s disease may be caused by common intraosseous dental pathology

– Diagnosis using the comparative compression sign

Summary
“Meniere’s disease has been ascribed to a disturbance of the vestibular apparatus or its connections within the Central Nervous System.

Several hypotheses have been advanced regarding its aetiopathogenesis, but treatments based on these hypotheses have often not produced the desired results.

Two cases are described where common intraosseous pathology within the lower half of the functional face, i.e. within the mandible and maxillae, was shown to be the cause of Meniere’s disease.

Together, these cases contributed to the chance discovery of the comparative compression sign which, when able to be elicited, may be considered pathognomonic for a dental origin of the condition.

It is suggested that, in addition to other hypothesized causes involving the vestibular apparatus and the CNS, Meniere’s disease and vertigo may also be caused by common, readily-identifiable intraosseous dental pathology.

These unexpected findings open up a new field for future research.”

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Meniere’s Disease caused by Dental Work

Root canal toxicity

Studies have shown that there is a link between gum disease and serious chronic health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, respiratory disease, and cancer, and emerging evidence has shown that root canals pose the same health risks.

It would seem root canal capping can trap toxic bacteria in the gum. The bacteria would normally not be a problem but the root canal can trap it. That’s when it becomes toxic and cannot escape. It has to go somewhere and this leads to problems.

Possible effects can be:

  • Infection after root canal: After the root canal procedure, the infection can progress inside or outside the location that the root canal was performed
  • Accumulation of unwanted materials: Cholesterol crystals can accumulate and irritate the tissues where the root canal was done, as well as scar tissue or cystic lesions
  • Immune system response: The procedure can cause an overactive immune response in your body, causing negative health impacts
  • Toxic materials used in filling: Many dentists use materials such as amalgam to fill the tooth after a root canal is performed, which can be detrimental to your health due to mercury and other metals in the filling material

It is claimed that the health of your mouth can be directly linked to the health of your overall body.

Studies have shown that there is a link between gum disease and serious chronic health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, respiratory disease, and cancer, and emerging evidence has shown that root canals pose the same health risks.

Dr. Gerald Smith, International Center for Nutritional Research:

15 years of vertigo caused by a root canal treated tooth

“Duncan A. suffered sever vertigo for fifteen years. He had to sleep with two pillows to counteract the spinning sensation. He was also unable to fly.

Medical examination at Johns Hopkins University, Hershey Medical Center and numerous neurologists failed to diagnose Duncan’s underlying cause.

Duncan came in for an extended examination. A major red flag went up when Duncan mentioned he had a lower left second molar that was treated with root canal therapy.

When the tooth was tested by means of an energetic technique it showed the presence of infection with cytomegalovirus. Also this same virus was present in his left inner ear, which was the same side Duncan experienced his vertigo.

Treatment involved specific nutrients and home treatment with his own Rife machine. Two months into treatment his left ear popped open and his vertigo vanished. Duncan has been free of all his vertigo symptoms for the past several years.”

Click here to read Managing Meniere’s Disease – How to Live Symptom Free

Click here to read The Need for Balance – Dealing with the Causes of Meniere’s

Did your Meniere’s symptoms start following dental work? Tell  us all about it in the comments box below or email Mike at meniereshelp@gmail.com

Related article:

Amalgam mercury and Meniere’s disease

Book Review: The Need for Balance; Dealing with the Causes of Meniere’s Disease

Further reading: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16264857/

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Stress And Meniere’s Disease

Stress And Meniere’s Disease

Does stress trigger Meniere’s symptoms? New study

According to ClinicalTrials.gov a new set of trials are set to begin at Osaka University, related to stress and Meniere’s Disease.

One important aspect of this is that, while many doctors in the west may dismiss stress as a major factor the researchers in Osaka had this to say,

“Attacks in Meniere’s disease, characterized by vertigo and hearing loss, are well known to occur repeatedly under stressed environment.

Hitherto, its pathology was revealed to be inner ear hydrops through human temporal bone studies in 1938″

Stress And Meniere’s Disease – The Vicious Cycle

A 2013 study published in Acta Otolarygol, ‘Psychological condition in patients with intractable Meniere’s disease’ states:

“Physicians should consider additional treatment strategies for Meniere’s disease patients with a long history of disease and hearing loss in the secondary affected ear and also provide psychological support regarding future progressive bilateral hearing loss.”

This conclusion was based on the following:

“Between 1998 and 2009, we enrolled 207 patients with intractable Meniere’s disease in this prospective study. We used the Cornell Medical Index and the Self-rating Depression Scale to evaluate their psychological condition.

We also obtained demographic and background information relating to sex, age, duration of disease, vertigo frequency, hearing level in bilateral sides, and plasma vasopressin level.”

Vasopressin is stress hormone that was was initially viewed as strictly a beneficial hormone to help prevent water loss.  It is also referred to as ADH, meaning ‘anti- diuretic hormone’.

This means when stress produces this hormone fluid is being retained. The most common medicine to given to Meniere’s patients is a diuretic. This is meant help reduce the fluid in the inner ear causing Meniere’s.

Vasopressin is a very damaging hormone to the body. It has been implicated as a mediator of renal injury, and acute effects including glomerular hyperfiltration and albuminuria.

Side effects of producing vasopressin include:

  • slow heartbeat
  • dizziness
  • headache
  • nausea
  • vomiting

Poor blood flow has been linked to Meniere’s disease. The vicious cycle of stress = Meniere’s = stress = Meniere’s is well known. If you have Meniere’s disease, there will be accompanying high stress and anxiety and in turn this will produce more Meniere’s symptoms.

Dizziness, headaches, nausea and vomiting with vertigo are all symptoms of Meniere’s.

Fight or flight fear literally turns the immune system off. A constant drip feeding of fear then, must impair the immune system constantly.

Stress, anxiety, fear and anger are extremely detrimental to human cellular health. The body has to be constantly in a state of building, regeneration on cells. Stress hormone impairs that process and can result in disease states developing.

This is why people who are calm, happy, meditate often are usually much healthier than constantly stressed or angry people.

It would seem stress can be both a contributing trigger and perhaps a root cause of Meniere’s disease.

The results of the above mentioned study were:

Neurosis and depression was diagnosed in 40.1% and 60.4%, respectively, of patients with intractable Meniere’s disease.

Our results showed that surgical treatment significantly improved vertigo and hearing ability in patients with no psychological symptoms compared with those exhibiting psychological symptoms.

Patients with a longer duration and worse hearing level in the secondary affected ear had a significantly higher incidence of mental illness than those with a shorter duration and better level of hearing.”

Click here to read Managing Meniere’s Disease – How to Live Symptom Free

Click here to read The Need for Balance – Dealing with the Causes of Meniere’s

Do you suffer from stress and Meniere’s disease ? Use the comment box below or email Mike at meniereshelp@gmail.com

Related articles:

Stress and Meniere’s Disease – Symptom or Cause?

Book Review: The Need for Balance; Dealing with the Causes of Meniere’s Disease

Meniere’s Disease and Anxiety

Further reading:

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23675809/