If you don’t know who he is, Dana White is the president of the UFC, which is the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Regardless of whether you are a fan, or one of those people that think the sport is barbaric, you might want to learn about his experiences while trying to manage and cure his Meniere’s disease.
Dana used to suffer from debilitating bouts of Meniere’s disease where he would be incapacitated for hours or days at a time. Once he had had enough, he decided to try surgery to improve his condition. This involved cutting his head open behind the ear so the surgeon could insert a stent. You can watch the entire surgery on the video here where you can see all the gory details.His recovery time was long and frustrating,accentuated by the fact that it was painfully apparent that the surgery has not been successful. In fact, it seemed like the problem had gotten worse. He now also had tinnitus and more even more bouts of Meniere’s.
Then he heard about a revolutionary procedure that was being performed in Germany which involved taking a lot of your blood and doing some kind of processing to it, and injecting it back into you a day later. They kept enough of the blood to do another injection 3 months later. In another video here, Dana talks about how he felt after this procedure and how at first it didn’t seem to have done anything. However, after a few days, he started feeling better, and eventually felt great. He mentions in the video that a lot of celebrities and sports stars have been to this clinic and that you must get a referral to go there. The big surprise is that it cost only around $10,000 when he was expecting a much higher price tag.
The procedure apparently tackles the issue of inflammation on the joints and nerves, which may be the reason that this procedure worked on him since Meniere’s is affected by nerve damage. The clinic never promised Dana that the treatment would work on him, but they were confident that it would. Will it work for your ailment? it is hard to say, but if you are suffering from something related to inflammation, and you have tried everything else, it may be a good thing to try if you can afford it.
Dana also expresses his opinion on the state of the US healthcare system and how this procedure is illegal in the states because the country is so litigious with lawyers running around trying to sue everyone for anything. He says that there is nothing like this procedure available in the United States.