The unpredictable episodes of vertigo are usually the most debilitating problem of Meniere's disease. The episodes often force a person to lie down for several hours and lose time from work or leisure activities, and they can cause emotional stress.

Vertigo can also increase your risk of:

  • Falls
  • Accidents while driving a car or operating heavy machinery
  • Depression or anxiety in dealing with the disease
  • Permanent hearing loss
Dec. 11, 2012