What is BPPV, a.k.a. Vertigo?

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

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