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Benign Positional Vertigo (cont.)

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo Symptoms

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Symptoms are the same feelings people experience when they spin around in a revolving chair or on an amusement park ride and then suddenly stop.

  • Vertigo is a sensation of spinning. Individuals may use the word "dizziness" though this is a difficult term for a health care practitioner to understand. There is a difference between vertigo (spinning) and lightheadedness or feeling of being unsteady that is NOT accompanied by spinning.
  • Loss of balance and falling
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Nystagmus (involuntary eye movements)
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/7/2014

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Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is probably the most common single cause of vertigo in the United States.

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