White to undergo surgery for Meniere's Disease

source: twitter

UFC president Dana White has been in a battle of wills with his doctors about the course of treatment for Meniere’s disease*.

Only about 50-percent of patients with Meniere’s disease actually respond to the medication, so he has been lobbying his physicians to get the surgery instead.

Now it appears that the surgical option is a go:

Dana White ‏@danawhite
Taking off right now for UFC RIO!! Anderson Silva vs Stephan Bonnar, pumped for Erick Silva vs Fitch too. Here I come BRAZIL!!!!!! :)
Saw the Dr today about my menieres and I'm getn the surgery when I get home from Brazil!!!!! :) #getmyfuknlifeback

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*Ménière's Disease

Ménière's ("men-YEERS") disease is an inner ear problem that affects your hearing and balance.

Ménière's disease affects 50,000 to 100,000 people per year. The disease usually occurs in people ages 40 to 60. It affects both men and women. Children also can have Ménière's disease. 

The cause of Ménière's disease is not known. It may be related to fluids that build up in the inner ear.

Ménière's disease can cause symptoms that come on quickly. During a Ménière's attack, you may have:
Tinnitus, a low roaring, ringing, or hissing in your ear.
Hearing loss, which may be temporary or permanent.
Vertigo, the feeling that you or your surroundings are spinning.
A feeling of pressure or fullness in your ear.

An attack can last from hours to days. Most people have repeated attacks over a period of years. Attacks usually become more frequent during the first few years of the disease and then come less often after that.

Treatment helps control your symptoms, such as vertigo. Medicines for the inner ear may be used to reduce the spinning feeling of vertigo. Other medicines may help the nausea or vomiting caused by vertigo.

Some people may be able to have fewer attacks by:
Eating a low-salt diet.
Using medicines (diuretics) to get rid of extra fluids.
Doing exercises to improve balance.
Avoiding caffeine, alcohol, tobacco, and stress.

Doctors sometimes use surgery to relieve the symptoms of Ménière's disease. But surgery can damage your hearing, so it is usually used only after other treatments have not worked.

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Priest Driven Ambulance site profile image  

10/14/12 6:09 AM by Priest Driven Ambulance

TTT. Surgery in the next 2 weeks according to his Twitter. Good luck Dana we are all supporting you and wishing a speedy recovery.

3 Sided Square site profile image  

10/14/12 4:17 AM by 3 Sided Square

TTTNow that the fights are over the surgery is next. Good luck!

Reggie Warren Jr site profile image  

10/12/12 2:01 AM by Reggie Warren Jr

Classic Dana right there mane

gabemadrid site profile image  

10/11/12 10:55 PM by gabemadrid

Wish him the best with his surgery and health overall. He's seems like a good guy and a visionary.

arnanderson site profile image  

10/11/12 10:25 PM by arnanderson

The one I recommend is titled Healing Back Pain. I actually accidentally ordered the audio tapes, but was glad I did in the end. Hearing him seemed like it had better effect than if I read it myself.I highly recommend it for "fake" back pain. Basically, if shit ain't torn or broken, it is usually psychosomatic.

Fernando Alonso site profile image  

10/11/12 8:56 PM by Fernando Alonso

Good luck Dana

ultimatestreetfighter site profile image  

10/11/12 8:50 PM by ultimatestreetfighter

this.dana seems too excited to get surgery. like he is expecting a miracle surgery. IIRC, his doctors initially told him not to get surgery but he was pushing for it. it reminds of people with back pain who insist on getting surgery despite doctors recommendations. people need to realize that there is a lot of risk involved in any surgery. especially ones like these.if he does go through with it, i wish him the best of luck though

CHILLITACO site profile image  

10/11/12 7:11 PM by CHILLITACO

. Says it all

FLMikeATT site profile image  

10/11/12 7:04 PM by FLMikeATT

This was the scariest thing for me regarding my surgery. They had to cut my vestibular nerve to dissect the tumor, but the facial nerve is right next to it so I went into the surgery knowing that facial paralysis was a possibility.I had a really great neurosurgeon, and they used some kind of nerve monitoring device when they did my surgery to make sure they weren't irritating my facial nerve when they dissected the tumor.I still had numbness and weakness on the right side of my face after surgery, but luckily it went away the 2nd or 3rd day post op.

Choken Necks site profile image  

10/11/12 6:26 PM by Choken Necks

Get well Dana!