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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
Consult a doctor for medical advice Sources: Mayo Clinic and others. Learn more
People also ask
What can trigger BPPV?
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) causes sudden, intense, brief episodes of dizziness or vertigo when you move your head. Common triggers include rolling over in bed, getting out of bed, and lifting your head to look up. BPPV is generally an easily treated disorder.
Can BPPV be cured?
BPPV may recur even after successful therapy. Although there's no cure, the condition can be managed with physical therapy and home treatments.
Can BPPV go away on its own?
BPPV does often go away on its own over time. But in many cases it does come back. If you are still having symptoms from BPPV, your healthcare provider may tell you how to prevent symptoms.
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