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What is the most common type of vestibular dysfunction?

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common type of vestibular dysfunction. It affects millions of Americans each year. People with BPPV sometimes get temporary vertigo when they turn their heads a certain way, such as when looking down, up, or over their shoulders. Someone with vertigo feels like they are moving, spinning, or falling when they are not actually doing so, or they might feel like the room is spinning around them. BPPV occurs when calcium particles, known as otoconia, move around in the inner ear. It can usually be treated with a simple physical maneuver or series of movements that can be done in a doctor's office or at home.

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