Ménière's Disease - Prevention
In most cases,
Ménière's disease cannot be prevented. But some cases
of Ménière's disease may be caused by head injuries. Wearing a helmet when
bicycling, motorcycle riding, playing baseball, in-line skating, or during
other sports activities can protect you from head injuries that could lead to
You may be able to reduce the frequency of
vertigo attacks by limiting the amount of salt in your
diet and avoiding caffeine, alcohol, tobacco, and stress, which can help reduce
stimulation to the inner ear. For more information on reducing salt intake,
Ménière's Disease: Eating a Low-Salt Diet.
Ménière's disease may be connected to allergies. Treating
allergies with immunotherapy shots and eliminating suspected
food allergens may reduce the frequency of
attacks.2 For more information, see the topics Allergic Rhinitis and Food Allergies.