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What is BPPV? Its stands for Benign Paroxsymal Positional Vertigo. It is a dysfunction of the inner ear known as your vestibular system. The result is balance disturbances and intense spells of dizziness and/or vertigo.

What causes BPPV? Calcium deposits in the inner ear call Otoliths dislodge from the Utricle, moving into semicircular canals. This causes an over-stimulation, resulting in extreme dizziness.

What are the symptoms of BPPV? Spinning is the most common symptom. However, BPPV can result with many other symptoms such as dizziness, fatigue and headache.

How is BPPV diagnosed? It is diagnosed through a physical examination, typically by your doctor or vestibular therapist.

How is BPPV treated? BPPV may go on for weeks or even months. Depending on the canal effected, treatment will consist of corrective exercises, positional restrictions and progressive balance training.

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