What causes peripheral vertigo and dizziness?

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Vertigo and dizziness can have different causes. Peripheral vertigo is caused by an inner ear disorder that affects the parts of the ear (vestibular labyrinth, semicircular canal, and vestibular nerve) responsible for helping you balance. Common causes include ear infection, inflammation in the ear, Meniere's disease, and benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. Common causes of dizziness can include inner ear or brain disorders, low blood pressure, ear infection, heart problems, dehydration, and sitting or standing too quickly.

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