Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo
Also called: BPPV
Episodes of dizziness and a sensation of spinning with certain head movements.
- Treatable by a medical professional
- Requires a medical diagnosis
- Lab tests or imaging rarely required
- Short-term: resolves within days to weeks
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is triggered by certain changes in head position, such as tipping the head up or down. It's rarely serious unless it increases the risk of falling.
People can experience dizziness, a spinning sensation (vertigo), lightheadedness, unsteadiness, loss of balance, and nausea.
Treatment includes a series of head movements that shift particles in the ears.
Common: More than 200,000 US cases per year
People also ask
What is BPPV caused by?
BPPV occurs when tiny calcium crystals called otoconia come loose from their normal location on the utricle, a sensory organ in the inner ear. If the crystals become detached, they can flow freely in the fluid-filled spaces of the inner ear, including the semicircular canals (SCC) that sense the rotation of the head.
Is BPPV a serious disease?
Although BPPV can be bothersome, it's rarely serious except when it increases the chance of falls. You can receive effective treatment for BPPV during a doctor's office visit.
Is there any cure for BPPV?
Although there's no cure, the condition can be managed with physical therapy and home treatments.
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