10 Apr PHYSIO FRIDAY – BPPV: The what and why
– What is BPPV?
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is a condition characterised by episodes of sudden and severe vertigo (dizziness) when your head is moved around. Common triggers of your vertigo or dizziness include rolling over in bed, getting out of bed, and lifting your head to look up.
– Why does it occur?
Vertigo can be used to describe dizziness, faintness, light-headedness and unsteadiness. Vertigo usually occurs as a result of a disorder in the vestibular system (structures of the inner ear, the vestibular nerve, brainstem, and cerebellum) and is caused by particles within the balance organ of your inner ear. Usually, BPPV affects only one ear.
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