Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
- Q What is benign paroxysmal positional vertigo?
Hearing loss is not a common symptom of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. If you experience hearing loss in addition to dizziness and vertigo, talk to your doctor. Hearing loss can be a sign of other inner ear disorders such as Meniere's... Full Answer
- Q What are the symptoms of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)?
The most common symptom of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is a spinning sensation. Vertigo, the feeling of spinning, occurs shortly after the head is moved. You may feel that you, your surroundings, or both are spinning. Although vertigo... Full Answer
- Q What causes benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)?
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is caused by calcium particles moving into the inner ear. The inner ear contains three semicircular canals. Within these canals are nerves and structures that control how the brain perceives motion and balance.... Full Answer
- Q What might cause me to get dizzy when I bend over?
Dr. Howard LeWine, Internal MedicineYou most likely have a condition called benign parxosymal positional vertigo.Benign means the condition is bothersome but not serious. Paroxysmal means the symptoms come and go. The symptoms are brought on by head movement. Keeping your head still should... Full Answer
- Q How do I manage my benign paroxysmal positional vertigo on a daily basis?
Vertigo and other symptoms caused by benign paroxysmal positional vertigo can be uncomfortable. You many even feel frightened by the sensation of spinning. To help you manage your symptoms and feeling about BPPV, it's a good idea to understand what... Full Answer
- Q Is there a vaccine for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo?
There is no to prevent benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. In some cases, your doctor may recommend surgery to insert a "plug" in your ear to prevent further symptoms from developing. Most cases resolve themselves within days or weeks. Your symptoms... Full Answer
- Q Do episodes of BPPV only occur when I move my head?
Yes, symptoms of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo occur when the head is moved in certain ways. When the head is moved, dislodged calcium particles in the inner ear can drift into the semicircular canal. Once inside the semicircular ear canal, these... Full Answer