Meniere's treatments in Germany

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  1. bubbagump

    bubbagump New Member

    First off, this is not about Orthokine. Basically, I asked some relatives in Europe to see if there are any treatment options that are different from the USA. My relatives obviously know nothing about this disease, just did a simple google search, and found this Meniere's Clinic in Germany. I read their website, and just want to share my thoughts.

    1) There isn't really much new information that we don't already know, be it allergies, viruses, immune/autoimmune issues, inflammations, toxic metals/drugs, TMJ, neck/cranial misalignment, etc. However it is the first doctor's website I've been that comprehensively discusses all these issues.

    2) It suggests trying to find the underlying cause to eliminate the problem. Nowhere did it say that Meniere's is an incurable disease.

    3) It suggests that methods such as using drugs that only treat symptoms and invasive surgeries are obsolete.

    4) It suggests and provides comprehensive testing of all possible causes, and then tailoring therapies to treat them. This is very different from the approach taken when you go to a doctor in the US.

    I have not gone any further than reading the website, and have no idea how effective the tests or treatments are. That being said, this clinic seems to be much more forward thinking and comprehensive than what I'm used to seeing in the U.S. And it's located in a tiny little town called Prien (pop 10K) in the middle of nowhere. I am curious to find out about other treatment/research centers in major cities like Berlin, Munich, etc.

    Of course, a little digging finds some exaggerations as well, like the german version of the website is focused on tinnitus, so it seems like this is a general ear clinic rather than a meniere's-focused one. Also, it touts an entire team of physicians, but seems like it's just one guy in a small office. Who knows how reliable this is, but I am still impressed by the info on the website.

    If this clinic was anywhere near me, I would not even hesitate to go in and do the 1 day full check up, which costs 1000 dollars USD. If I am ever in Europe I will probably do that. You can then choose to be treated at the clinic or take the test results home and get treatment with your home doctor's.
  2. bubbagump

    bubbagump New Member

    btw this is the website :
  3. recentlydizzy

    recentlydizzy New Member

    Thanks for taking the time to research and share this with everyone! I too wonder what differences are found outside of the U.S. Government controls!
  4. bubbagump

    bubbagump New Member

    i will probably email then when I have time, i am curious to find out about what exactly they're doing for immune/auto-immune testing and what kind of immune therapy they do. I hope it's not just allergy shots.

    BEANZMEANZ New Member

    I had an appointment with the hospital specialist here in Spain a couple of years ago and I was really psyched up about it as I thought they were going to go through a process like this one. In the end I spent about 5 mintues with the specialist, he told me to take Cerc for the rest of my life and Corticoides when it was bad. As I'm even closer here I'd jump at this if not for the high possibility the guy is a quack. It would be nice to have some testimonials on the site at least.
    One argument I keep going round in circles with the ENT's here is that I ask what treatment is available and they say that Meniere's is damage to the inner ear so that can't be treated. So I ask how did it get damaged and they answer is they don't know. It could have been a virus, bacteria, genetic but they really don't know. So this is my point that I don't think Meniere's is something that just happened and we have to live with the consequences, I think it is something that is happening and whatever is making it occur (ie during the bad spells, dizzy, total hearing loss) is when the damage is being done.
  6. bubbagump

    bubbagump New Member

    I completely agree, i believe there is a cause and the problem can be eliminated if you treat the underlying cause. The tough part, however, is finding the underlying cause. Also, I do not think it's genetic at all. I know some people have family members with Meniere's, but there's also a lot of people who have no known ear issues in their families. When the doctors blame it on genetics they're just trying to find a way out since they can't explain it.

    you're in spain right? it doesn't hurt to just contact the clinic in germany and ask for info. or even do the 1 day testing, not too expensive. please let us know if you do so.

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