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What causes peripheral vertigo?

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Most cases are caused by a problem in the inner ear, which controls your balance. The most common causes of the inner ear trouble that leads to peripheral vertigo are:

  • Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo
  • Vestibular neuronitis
  • Meniere's disease

From: Types of Vertigo WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Hearing Research Foundation: "Medical Treatment of Vertigo."

Vestibular Disorders Association: "Living with a Vestibular Disorder."

Gacek, R. , July 2013. ORL: Journal for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

Hanley, K. October 2002. The British Journal of General Practice,

Labuguen, R. , Jan. 15, 2006. American Family Physician

Nguyen-Huynh, A. , October 2012. Otolaryngology Clinics of North America

Swartz, R. , March 2005. American Family Physician

Thompson, T. , Spring 2009. The Ochsner Journal

University of California, Irvine Medical School: "Vertigo."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 5, 2019

SOURCES:

American Hearing Research Foundation: "Medical Treatment of Vertigo."

Vestibular Disorders Association: "Living with a Vestibular Disorder."

Gacek, R. , July 2013. ORL: Journal for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

Hanley, K. October 2002. The British Journal of General Practice,

Labuguen, R. , Jan. 15, 2006. American Family Physician

Nguyen-Huynh, A. , October 2012. Otolaryngology Clinics of North America

Swartz, R. , March 2005. American Family Physician

Thompson, T. , Spring 2009. The Ochsner Journal

University of California, Irvine Medical School: "Vertigo."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 5, 2019

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