Wednesday, January 23, 2013
More About Triggers
I saw this article on WebMD this evening. Sometimes their stuff is good and sometimes it is maddeningly paltry, containing no real substance to support some sensational headline. Those of you who follow my blog know I am not sold on there being reliable triggers for Meniere's symptoms based on my own personal experience anyway. Any Meniere's specialist worth his salt, however, will tell you to follow a diet, well, low in salt because it is thought to increase fluid in the inner ear and lead to symptoms. I plan to research the literature a bit to see how strong the evidence for this is because I've read it may actually be quite weak. Regardless, for the first two years after being diagnosed with Meniere's, I restricted my sodium intake religiously. In addition to those being the worst years of vertigo for me, trying to avoid sodium in my food certainly added to my overall poor quality of life during that time. This article touches on this very subject. Enjoy!