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How is benign paroxysmal positional vertigo linked to the ears?

Your ears contain organs, fluid, and hair-like nerve receptors that help you to balance and perceive motion. Within the ears are three inner ear canals that contain nerve receptors that monitor and send signals to your brain about the movement of your head. When calcium particles from other parts of the ear drift into the semicircular inner ear canal, they disturb the nerve receptors which then send mixed signals to the brain, causing you to feel dizzy and or vertigo.

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