Benign Paroxysmal Position Vertigo. Sounds like a mouthful, right? This condition, also referred to as BPPV for short, is an extreme case of dizziness that is also pretty common.
What Are the Symptoms?
The symptoms of this type of condition include the following:
- Actually seeing the room spinning at random occurrences. This is typically brought on when changing the position of the head, such as lying down in bed and turning over or moving from lying down to sitting up.
- This dizzy feeling is most common first thing in the morning, and the “spinning room” syndrome can last between 10 and 20 seconds.
- Patients will describe feeling dizzy, woozy, or light-headed.
It might be surprising to discover that most patients who suffer from this condition go untreated for years.
In fact, most primary care physicians don’t even understand or know how to determine the underlying problem.
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What Are the Causes?
The root of this issue is related to an inner ear problem. In the inner ear canal, the “vestibule” organ is responsible for telling us where the floor is, and which direction is ‘up’.
There are also tiny particles or crystals in the inner ear canal. Sometimes these crystals break free and begin floating around in the inner ear canal fluid, which then causes BPPV.
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What Are the Treatments?
Because most primary care physicians or general physicians don’t understand this type of condition, an ENT specialist may be in order.
An ENT can look in the inner ear to determine which ear is causing the problem, and then perform a simple technique in order to cure the problem.
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