High Prevalence of Symptoms of Menière’s Disease in three Families With a Mutation in the COCH Gene

High Prevalence of Symptoms of Menière’s Disease in three Families With a Mutation in the COCH Gene

Speculation surrounds the discussion of Meniere’s Disease and whether or not there is a link between the disease and one’s heredity. Possibilities that have been discussed is the anatomy of the inner ear being inherited, or certain immune responses that trigger symptoms of Meniere’s Disease. Recent research has shown that a possible mutation of the COCH gene is to blame for heredity Meniere’s Disease. Because of the lack of an M.D. behind my name, I struggle to understand a lot of what my posted article says, however what I gather from the article is that it was proven that a mutation of this COCH gene does prove a link between familial Meniere’s Disease and other hearing/balance problems within families. I urge you to read the article and gather what you can and consult a physician for more information.

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