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benign positional vertigo cure, what to do?

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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 60 years experience
Vestibular rehab.: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common peripheral vestibular disease causing vertigo. It is caused by loose otoconia (calcium carbonate stones) in the inner ear fluid. It can be easily treated with head positional exercises. Strongly recommend that you consult a physical therapist trained in vestibular rehabilitation. Relief can occur withing weeks.
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neurology 48 years experience
Meclizine chewable OTC 75mg to 150 mg in 3 divided dosage is often very effective but must be taken on regular basis and not "as Needed". Duration of therapy should be till about one month after the last episode of dizziness. Sometimes drowsiness is limiting factor.
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A 21-year-old member asked:

Are there any herbal supplements that help reduce the vertigo symptoms?

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Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Vertigo symptoms: Before you start supplementing make sure that you have been properly and completely evaluated by a neurologist of the condition. An often missed condition for vertigo is called superior semicircular canal dehiscence syndrome that is easily diagnosed with a ct scan and testing. This is treatable and vertigo can become worse if missed. A well trained neurologist or ENT physician will help wit this.
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What is the likelihood that scuba diving (or flying) brings on a vertigo attack?

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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Low: Vertigo from flying is very rare, vertigo from scuba diving is not as rare (but still rare). It is more likely that pressure change from being under water can lead to rupture of the inner ear causing something called a perilymph leak. When fluid from the inner ear leaks into the middle ear patients get severe vertigo, hearing loss and tinnitus. This is a true ear emergency.
A 28-year-old member asked:

How can I get rid of hypotension or vertigo?

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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Hypotension/ Vertigo: Treatment of hypotension or vertigo depend on the cause of both symptoms. Hypotension can lead to light-headedness, dizziness or vertigo.
A 52-year-old member asked:

What could dizziness and heart palpitations be symptoms of?

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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Many possibilities: One possibility that comes to mind is hyperthyroidism. Too much thyroid hormone can cause both symptoms. Anything that causes "palpitations" can cause dizziness by effecting blood flow to the brain. You definitely need to see your doctor for an ekg, bloodwork and an exam.
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A 37-year-old member asked:

Is there a cure for benign positional vertigo?

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Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: There are a series of movements called the epley maneuver that can be done to help. Here is a link to my favorite site for info on bpv: http://www.Dizziness-and-balance.Com/disorders/bppv/bppv.Html scroll down about halfway to "home treatment for bppv". If this doesn't work, see your doctor. There are other in-office treatments. You also might need verification that bpv is really what you have.
Dr. Peter Corrado
Family Medicine 41 years experience
While treatment is effective recurrance is also common, as high as 35% in 5years. Retreatment and home exercises are important.
Feb 22, 2012

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