Vitamin D supplementation may improve symptoms in Meniere's disease

Bela Büki, Heinz Jünger, Yunxia Wang Lundberg

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Scopus citations

Abstract

In the last 4 years the authors observed a trend that correcting vitamin D deficiency in newly diagnosed cases of Meniere's disease decreased the necessity of the ablative therapy with intratympanic gentamicin. According to their hypothesis, vitamin D supplementation may indeed have a beneficial effect in Meniere's disease if the symptoms are caused by a local postviral autoimmune reaction. Vitamin D has a strong immunomodulatory role, one of which is the regulation of the expression of pro-inflammatory mediators. The authors suggest further epidemiological studies to decide if there is a connection between vitamin D deficiency and Meniere's disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)44-46
Number of pages3
JournalMedical Hypotheses
Volume116
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2018

Keywords

  • Deficiency
  • Meniere's disease
  • Vitamin D

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Vitamin D supplementation may improve symptoms in Meniere's disease'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this