Can changes to my Diet Help Reduce my Vestibular Symptoms?
Many people with Ménière’s disease (also called primary idiopathic endolymphatic hydrops), secondary endolymphatic hydrops, or migraine-associated dizziness find that certain modifications in diet are helpful in managing their disorder.
Following are some resources that may be useful for vestibular patients with certain types of conditions.
[Disclaimer: This information is not meant as a substitute for medical advice. Do not alter your diet or medications without consulting with your physician. Vestibular patients' symptoms vary greatly. There is no "one size fits all" diet for all vestibular conditions or patients.]
- Dietary Considerations for Secondary Endolymphatic Hydrops, Meniere's Disease, and Vestibular Migraine (PDF)
- Top Ten Low-Sodium Tips
- Sodium Claims on Packaging
- Low-Sodium Substitutions
- Food Diary - It is often helpful to keep track of what you are eating and drinking, and note how you felt afterwards.
- Sodium Quiz
- Zone Diet - One Woman's Story about how the Zone Diet helped her Meniere's
- Hydrops Diet - By Dr. Timothy Hain, Chicago Dizziness and Hearing
- Tips for eating out on a low-sodium diet, by Mind Over Meniere's
- Tips for dealing with nausea and vomiting: Vestibular patients seem to be at significant risk for nausea, vomiting and anorexia (poor appetite). Often, they can become interrelated, creating a vicious cycle. This article contains some dietary tips for managing these three factors.