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How does benign paroxysmal positional vertigo happen?

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The most common type of vertigo is benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). It happens when small crystals of calcium get loose in your inner ear. You may feel it when you're getting in or out of bed, or tilting your head up. People over age 60 are more likely to get BPPV. It’s also the easiest type of vertigo to treat.

From: Home Remedies for Vertigo WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neil Lava on November 24, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 11/24/2018

SOURCES:

Harvard Health Letter: "Self-Help Videos to Stop Vertigo Work for Some, Not All."

Vicky Hildner, University of Colorado, Denver.

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo."

Neurology: “Self-treatment of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.”

University of Texas, Department of Otorhinolaryngology -- Head & Neck: "Home Epley Maneuver."

National Health Service (U.K.): “The Brandt-Daroff Exercise.”

Reviewed by Neil Lava on November 24, 2018

SOURCES:

Harvard Health Letter: "Self-Help Videos to Stop Vertigo Work for Some, Not All."

Vicky Hildner, University of Colorado, Denver.

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo."

Neurology: “Self-treatment of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.”

University of Texas, Department of Otorhinolaryngology -- Head & Neck: "Home Epley Maneuver."

National Health Service (U.K.): “The Brandt-Daroff Exercise.”

Reviewed by Neil Lava on November 24, 2018

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