Pres. Buhari is down with Ménière’s disease

According to PremiumTimes, Pres. Buhari is ill and is being treated at the presidential villa. He reportedly has an infection in his left ear, otherwise called Ménière’s disease, a disorder of the inner ear that usually affects both hearing and balance.
It is characterized by episodes of vertigo and by fluctuating or permanent tinnitus and hearing loss. The immediate cause of Ménière’s disease is endolymphatic hydrops, an excess of fluid in the inner ear. The possible causes of endolymphatic hydrops, in turn, are not well understood.

For this reason, a causal treatment of endolymphatic hydrops – and thus also for Ménière’s disease – does not exist. The president now suffers hearing impairment and routinely complains of severe pains and unusual sounds from that ear.

Multiple sources in the Presidency said that the president got the infection about two weeks ago and has confirmed it to some dignitaries who visited him in the past days, explaining to some of them that that was why he cancelled official trips within and outside the country.

He is currently being treated by his personal physician and other experts from the State House Clinic. An official said the president might seek treatment abroad if his condition does not improve in the next few days. Cc: PremiumTimes


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