The sensation of spinning with certain head movements as a result of a problem in the inner ear.
If you’re experiencing new, severe, or persistent symptoms, contact a health care provider.
Following are the symptoms or indication of Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo:
- A sense of movements of surroundings
- A loss of balance
- Visual disturbance
- Nystagmus repetitive, uncontrolled eye movements
These symptoms may last for less than a minute
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- BPPV results from a disturbance in the inner ear. It may be idiopathic (unknown cause), due to head injury or an ear condition
Episodes of BPPV can be triggered by:
- Tilting the head up or down
- Lying down
- Turning over
- Getting up
– Risk factors:
- Family history
- Conditions such as diabetes and osteoporosis
- Head injuries
- Change in environmental pressure, lack of sleep and stress are modifying factors.
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