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    Vertigo: Staying Safe When You Have Balance Problems

    Many people experience the spinning sensation of vertigo. The loss of balance it causes puts you at risk for falling and can also affect your quality of life if your fear of falling leads to a less active lifestyle.

    Vertigo may be a lifelong symptom of conditions such as Ménière's disease or benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). But if you have vertigo, you can reduce your risk of injury and remain active by taking personal precautions and making your home environment safe.

    how.gif  How can you make your environment safer?

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    ByHealthwise Staff
    Primary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
    Specialist Medical ReviewerKarin M. Lindholm, DO - Neurology

    Current as ofNovember 14, 2014

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    Last Updated: November 14, 2014
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