Is benign paroxysmal positional vertigo serious?
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is not a serious disorder, and there are typically no complications commonly associated with it.
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Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is the most common cause of vertigo. It is characterised by a sudden feeling of vertigo when your head moves. This is caused by a problem with the inner ear, which is the part of your body that controls …
The main symptom of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is intense but brief episodes of vertigo, brought on by changes in the position of the head.
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is caused by the abnormal presence of tiny fragments of debris in the inner ear, which move around and overstimulate nerves. The brain mistakenly interprets these nerve messages as changes in the body's …
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is most common in adults over the age of 60, and females are more likely to experience it.
Many people will not need any treatment. When treatment is required, it is typically based on a procedure called the Epley manoeuvre, which involves a doctor performing certain head movements on a patient to reposition the crystals in …
Many mild cases of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo will resolve on their own in a matter of weeks or months.
There is no known prevention for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, apart from wearing head protection during sporting activities to reduce the chance of head injuries.
for some people, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo can recur.