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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 Ménière's disease.

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, see:

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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.

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Last Updated: October 13, 2010
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