Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common disorder of the inner ear’s vestibular system, which is a vital part of maintaining balance. BPPV is benign, meaning that it is not life-threatening nor generally progressive. BPPV produces a sensation of spinning called vertigo that is both paroxysmal and positional, meaning it occurs suddenly and with a change in head position.
ve you ever heard of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), or know someone suffering from it? BPPV, a form of vertigo, is thought to cause dizziness from debris that builds up in the inner ear (utricle). This debris is referred to by some as “ear rocks” or otoconia.
an inner ear disorder, blockage in the ear, hyperacusis – a sensitivity to noise, tumors, inflammation of the ear, sinus problems, headache and vascular disorders, metabolic disorders related to sugar like diabetes, thyroid or lipids, cervical arthritis, hormonal problems, stressful situations, anxiety, depression, medications that are toxic to the ear (ototoxic), stimulants, epilepsy and other disorders.
Vertigo is the feeling of dizziness that can also be accompanied by nausea, loss of hearing and loss of balance. Vertigo, dizziness and imbalance are considered to be vestibular disorders, which affect the inner ear and brain. The Vestibular Disorders Association indicates that between 2001 and 2004, 35.4 percent of U.S. adults, age 40 and older,...