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What causes positional vertigo?

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Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 27 years experience
Crystals in your ear: This is usually caused by benign positional paroxysmal vertigo (bppv). A doctor can diagnose this on a physical exam and rule out other diseases. Little "crystals" in your ear that get lose and irritate sensors in your balance organ in your ear. We all have those crystals. A neurologist or ear-nose-throat doctor can re-position them with a harmless physical maneuver.
Dr. David May
Dentistry 31 years experience
BPPV: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is a n inner ear problem where the crystals inside the ear are dislodged and then caught in the semi-circular canals causing the dizziness. Other possibilities are: low blood pressure, low blood o2, low blood sugar, or hyperventilation, to name a few.

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What causes vertigo?

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Dr. David Lee
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Many possible reason: There are many possible reasons for the symptom of vertigo, which is defined as a spinning sensation (or the sensation of the world spinning around you). Most but not all of these causes have to do with the inner ear.

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