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Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo and its Symptoms, Causes and Prevention

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Dr. Raman Abrol
ENT Specialist / Otorhinolaryngology

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo and its Symptoms, Causes and Prevention

In this video, SimpliHealth expert and ENT specialist Dr. Raman Abrol is talking about Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. 

What is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo?

It is a common disease of dizziness. Among those who suffer from dizziness, 80 percent have Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. We call this BPPV, which greatly irritates the patient. People may fear this as this dizziness is very severe and fast. This patient feels everything around is moving. Everything around the patient rotates for a few seconds, and then it heals automatically. 

Vertigo is a very common condition, but the main thing here is there is nothing to fear as there is no danger. We can easily manage this condition, but the patient needs to keep their fear at one aside and must visit the doctor. 

Causes of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

First, let’s talk about its causes, presentations, and what are its common symptoms. 

Degenerative changes 

Humans have their balance organs in the ear. The main reason behind BPPV is some degenerative changes on one side of the balance organ, due to which, there is the release of small particles. These particles, when eroded on nerves, the patients experiences dizziness. 

Why does this degeneration occur? 

There has been no reason for this up till now. But it is more common in middle-aged people and old aged. It is not present at a young age or in children. 

Symptoms of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

And in this, the symptoms that often patients suffer is that BPPV is first is rotation. 

They feel like everything is rotating around, which is severe and most commonly occurs when the patient changes their neck or head position. If the patient is walking straight or sitting upright, he won’t feel these types of dizziness. They face this type of dizziness when they lie down at night or turn towards one side, left or right. Then they suddenly feel like everything around is rotating. 

They have severe dizziness whenever they lie down, whether in the afternoon or night when they turn left or right. 

Characteristics 

Another characteristic of this dizziness is that they last for a brief time. 

They stay in dizziness for 10-15 seconds maximum and may vomit, feel tense, and precipitate a lot. We mostly observed that when they sit, the dizziness is gone instantly for those who have this dizziness. 

So many times, the patient will turn towards that side, or if they turn on either side, they would have dizziness. So it is mainly seen that these patients spend their entire night sleeping in the opposite direction. So they feel dizzy all the time, especially when they are about to get up from bed, lie on a bed, or turn sides. We call this condition benign paroxysmal positional vertigo and can easily treat this. 

Note 

Benign Positional vertigo if you have this problem and want help, you may visit our Abrol ENT Institute and Research Center. Our Centre has well-trained staff and doctors who might help you in this condition. Thank you very much

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