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benign positional vertigo

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
60 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Vestibular rehab.: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common peripheral vestibular disease causing vertigo. It is caused by loose otoconia (calcium ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
60 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Loose otoconia: The pathology of BPPV is well known. It is the result of loose otoconia (calcium carbonate crystals) arising from the utricle of the inner ear. With ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
26 years experience Neurology
Crystals in your ear: Benign positional paroxysmal vertigo (bppv) is an ear disease. A doctor can diagnose this on a physical exam and rule out other diseases. Little "crys ... Read More
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Dr. David Astrachan
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
The definition: Benign (nothing to worry about) positional (occurring only when changing head position) vertigo (the sensation of motion where there is no motion). Ty ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Bpv: Lets break down the name. Benign: so it's nothing serious. Positional : meaning its triggered by a certain position, like sitting or lying down. Verti ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Epley maneuver: An epley maneuver can be curative. This can be performed by a qualified physician or therapist.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
60 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Loose otoconia: The most accepted hypothesis for benign positional vertigo is loose otoconia (calcium carbonate crystals) from the utricle ( a structure in the inner ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
17 years experience Neurology
Epley Manuver: There is a home exercise called the epley maneuver that can eliminate bppv- the first few times are hard, because it can actually trigger spells, but ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lori Wagner
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Falls: This is a benign condition in itself. Main issue would be if you hurt yourself by falling when you get vertigo. Also, obviously, a missed diagnosis of ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
17 years experience Neurology
Discrete vertigo: Bppv typically presents with recurrent spells of vertigo that are severe but short-lived. There is a very clear spinning sensation associated with ma ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
60 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Days to weeks: With proper head exercises or physical therapy, the symptoms of BPPV can be relieved in days to several weeks.

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