Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is an inner ear disorder in which changes in the position of the head, such as tipping the head backwards, lead to sudden vertigo. The vertigo sensation can range from mild to severe and usually lasts only a few minutes. It is most commonly attributed to calcium debris within the posterior semicircular canal, known as canalithiasis.

BPPV is not a sign of a serious problem, and it usually disappears on its own.
  • Symptoms
  • Spinning dizziness

    • Lasts one minute or less

    • Recurrent

    • Precipitated by head movement

    or Dizziness


    Feeling unsteady


    Feel like vomiting


    Throwing up

  • Risk factors
  • History of stroke

    or Head injury

  • Treatment
  • Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) may go away in a few weeks by itself. If treatment is needed, it usually consists of head exercises. These exercises will move the particles out of the semicircular canals of your inner ear to a place where they will not cause vertigo, it is known as the particle Repositioning Maneuver.
  • Recommended specialist
  • If you have Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, then a visit to an ENT specialist is recommended.

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