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Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

Information about Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

We Have to Know about the Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

  • The condition is characterized by brief episodes of intense dizziness associated with a change in the position of your head. It may occur when you move your head in a certain direction, lie down from an upright position, turn over in bed or sit up in the morning. Moving your head to look up also can bring about an episode of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo

Could be dangerous, if the answer is YES for any one of the following questions

  • Frequent episodes of dizziness and sensation of spinning with  head movements

Causes of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

  • Not known in many cases
  • Could be cervical Spondylosis or middle ear disorders
  • Damage to your head

Do’s and Don’ts OF Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

  • A series of head movements should be done that shit the particles in the ear

Signs & Symptom OF Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

  • Dizziness
  • A sense that you or your surroundings are spinning or moving (vertigo)
  • Lightheadedness
  • Unsteadiness
  • A loss of balance
  • Blurred vision associated with quick head movements
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

Medical advice for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

  • A new, different or a severe headache
  • Double vision or loss of vision
  • Hearing loss
  • Speech impairment
  • Leg or arm weakness
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Falling or difficulty walking
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Chest pain, or rapid or slow heart rate

Risk factors of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

  • Aside from aging, there are no significant factors that may increase your risk of BPPV. However, a prior head injury or an infection of the balance organs of your ear (labyrinthitis) may make you slightly more susceptible to BPPV.

Treatment for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

  • Repositioning procedures for severe cases

Self-care for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

  • Be aware of the possibility of losing your balance, which can lead to falling and serious injury
  • Sit or lie down immediately when you feel dizzy
  • Avoid sleeping on the side of your affected ear.
  • When getting out of bed, do so slowly. Sit on the edge of the bed for a minute
  • Avoid bending down to pick something up. Don’t extend your head back
  • Be careful when getting up from lying back at the dentist’s office, beauty parlor or barbershop, or during activities, such as yoga or massage
  • Use two or more pillows at night to avoid lying completely flat
  • Use good lighting if you get up in the night
  • Walk with a cane for stability
  • Work closely with your doctor to manage your symptoms effectively

Investigations for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

  • Abdominal X-ray Ultrasound/Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
Symptom OF Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
 Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo