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Where did you grow up? Nevada, IA Where did you go to school? Nevada High School Tell us about your family. My fiancé and I met in high school, started dating in 2012 and will be getting married in the fall of 2019. We live in Johnston with our puppy, Callie. INSIDE: • Finding Relief for the Dizzying Symptoms of Meniere’s Disease • Patient Success Spotlight • Healthy Recipe • Physical therapy and Meniere’s Disease

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Favorites: Food: Anything with carbs

Color: Olive green

TV show: Grey’s Anatomy

Activities: Hanging out with friends and family, going to Iowa State athletic events. If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go? Norway

What is your biggest fear? Clowns

What is one guilty pleasure you can’t give up? Pop

What is a unique talent you have? I have drawn tattoo sketches for people!

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Whether you have poor balance or have been suffering for a long time, seeing a physical therapist at Fyzical Therapy & Balance Centers can help you return to a more active and pain-

Do you find yourself getting dizzy doing everyday tasks, such as getting out of bed or walking down the driveway to get the mail? Do you find it hard to focus on one thing for long periods of time? Have you noticed a recent, unexplained hearing loss? If so, you may be experiencing the symptoms of Meniere’s Disease. Meniere’s Disease is a disorder of the inner ear. It is caused by a buildup of fluid and fluctuating pressures within the ear, resulting in blocked gravitational messages to the brain.This can result in an imbalance known as vertigo, in addition to tinnitus, commonly referred to as “a ringing of the ears,” and even hearing loss in extreme cases. Fortunately, Fyzical is here to help. If you believe you may be experiencing common symptoms to Meniere’s Disease, contact our office today to schedule a consultation. How can I tell if I have Meniere’s Disease? Vertigo is the main symptom of Meniere’s Disease; however, it can also be accompanied by additional symptoms. Due to the buildup of fluid and pressure in the inner ear, the most common additional symptoms are tinnitusandhearing loss.Completedeafness isuncommonwithMeniere’sDisease, but it can occur if the symptoms persist long enough. Because of this, it is important to contact Fyzical as soon as possible if you believe you may be living with Meniere’s Disease. Some other symptoms that can arise with Meniere’s Disease include: • Dizziness – this is the most commonly reported symptom of vertigo, also referred to as swaying, spinning, tilting, or even the sensation of being pulled to one direction. •Nystagmus– this is thephenomenonofexperiencinguncontrollableeyemovements, commonly referred to as “eye jerks.” • Difficulty walking and hearing. • A feeling of pressure within the ear. • Headaches. FINDING RELIEF FOR THE DIZZYING SYMPTOMS OF MENIERE’S DISEASE

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• Nausea. • Vomiting. • Fatigue. • Sweating. • Fainting.

How can I help relieve my Meniere’s Disease symptoms? There are some steps youcan takeonyourown tofind relief forMeniere’sDiseaseandprevent furthering the severity of the condition. Some lifestyle factors can aggravate the symptoms and make them much worse. Some helpful tips for avoiding this include: • Maintaining a low sodium diet. • Managing allergies with allergy medication. • Staying away from alcohol, nicotine, and caffeine. • Taking diuretics, or “water pills,” to decrease the amount of pressure and fluid buildup in your ear. • Taking anti-dizziness or anti-nausea medication to decrease the risk of falling or vomiting. •Participating inphysical therapyorvestibular rehabilitation treatments to relieve your condition and improve your balance. Of course, contacting a physical therapist is the first step when finding relief for Meniere’s Disease. In addition to the tips you can do on your own, your physical therapist will provide an individualized treatment plan for your specific needs, so youcanfind reliefasquicklyaspossible. Contact Fyzical today to find out more.

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PHYSICAL THERAPY ANDMENIERE’S DISEASE

It can undoubtedly be difficult to determine when to seek treatment for something. It is true that thesymptomsofMeniere’sDiseasecansometimes come and go on their own, but if the condition is not treated the symptoms can always return, sometimes much worse than they were the first time around. Without treatment, it is also possible for Meniere’s Disease to progress and result in more severe risks, such as full hearing loss. Why take the risk? If you believe you may have the symptoms of Meniere’s Disease, it is important to consult with a physical therapist immediately. Physical therapy is a common treatment for Meniere’s Disease, and our team at Fyzical is trained to help alleviate any dizzying, lightheaded, or physically unstable symptoms you may be experiencing. For Meniere’s Disease, it is likely that your physical therapist will recommend vestibular rehabilitation. This form of physical therapy focuses on the vestibular system, located within the inner ear, and the ways in which we can strengthen it. The vestibular system sends the gravitational messages to your brain about your body movements, and focusing on balance-specific exercises can help in strengthening this system, thus diminishing the effects of Meniere’s Disease. By retraining the vestibular system through vestibular rehabilitation treatments, your physical therapist will be able to help you relieve your symptoms and decrease their risk of return.

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