Wikipedia will tell you that “Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is a disorder caused by problems in the inner ear. Its symptoms are repeated episodes of positional vertigo, that is, of a spinning sensation caused by changes in the position of the head.”
The symptoms are listed as follows:
- Vertigo: Spinning dizziness which is not light headed or off balance.
- Short duration (Paroxysmal): Lasts only seconds to minutes
- Positional in onset: Only can be induced by a change in position.
- Nausea is often associated
- Visual disturbance: It may be difficult to read or see during an attack due to the associated nystagmus.
- Pre-Syncope (feeling faint) or Syncope (fainting) is unusual.
- Emesis (Vomiting) is uncommon but possible.
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This post was written by Dan Ferry on July 11, 2010