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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   breakup crystals in the eustachion tube to relieve very bad vertigo ?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Crystals in the inner ear tubes cause vertigo
Doctor :   Any block in the eustachion tube causes ear pain & infection & rarely vertigo
User :   what machine or massage will help settle or get rid of these crystals ?
Doctor :   You mean from the eustachion tube?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Any block in the eustachion tube can be relieved by valsalva maneuver
Doctor :   or simply opening & closing the mouth/jaw
Doctor :   There are sophisticated machines available with the ENT spacialists
User :   just what is the valsalva I need a specialist ?
Doctor :   which can suck contents from any body cavity
Doctor :   Take a deep breathe & try to expell it with the mouth & nostrils closed
Doctor :   such that pressure is created in the eustachion tube, which relieves its block
User :   I am 88, and have had this condition a long time. I have an ENT who can do this
Doctor :   If you are 88, then I guess you have crystals in the tubes in the inner ear, not the eustachion tube
User :   valsalva maneuver. Is it just one visit, or do I need to go several times for the machine
Doctor :   a condition called Meniers disease
User :   What is the machine's name ?
Doctor :   Am I right?
Doctor :   Then valsalva wont work for such conditions, neither will the machines
User :   Please tell me WHAT will work ? My vertigo has suddenly worsened, and I am
User :   walking with a walker to maintain balance .?
Doctor :   Please let me know the diagnosis the ENT specialist has made?
User :   My session ended with the ENT sending me to a physical therapist.
User :   Is that all I can hope for...again ?
Doctor :   No, there are drugs which can reduce your symptoms
Doctor :   but I guess as per protocol
Doctor :   the ENT specialist has withheld using them right away
Doctor :   to try the effectiveness of the procedure he is currently subjecting you to
Doctor :   Once you have undergone this
User :   I only drug I am now taking is hydrochlorot ,50mgs. For about a month now.But it really hasn't helped .
Doctor :   he will put you on those medicines
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   Tell the same to him, he will change it
Doctor :   or increase the dose
Doctor :   if possible
Doctor :   Have you reduced salt intake?
User :   yes, the average male intakes 3,000 mgs daily. I am at 1.200 mgs and trying to reduce
User :   that amount, too.
Doctor :   Are you avoiding high-salt (sodium) foods?
User :   Is there no physical maneuver, by machine or manipulation that will help?
Doctor :   Yes there is, but it is cumbersome & done only at the hospital by the specialist himself or a therapist
Doctor :   There are also surgical procedures
Doctor :   which will be offered if the other treatments fail
User :   Thank you. I know there is no easy way out of this vertigo.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
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