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Who usually gets benign paroxysmal positional vertigo?

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You’re more likely to get benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) if you’re older. That’s because parts of the inner ear start to show wear and tear. In many cases, it simply comes on without warning. In people younger than 50, head injury is the most common cause of BPPV.

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Diseases and Conditions -- Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.”

Vestibular Disorders Association: “BPPV.”

American Hearing Research Foundation: “Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Diseases and Conditions -- Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Diseases and Conditions --  Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo.”

National Organization for Rare Disorders: “Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo.”

Reviewed by Neil Lava on November 12, 2016

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Diseases and Conditions -- Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.”

Vestibular Disorders Association: “BPPV.”

American Hearing Research Foundation: “Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Diseases and Conditions -- Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Diseases and Conditions --  Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo.”

National Organization for Rare Disorders: “Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo.”

Reviewed by Neil Lava on November 12, 2016

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