Font Size
A
A
A
...
6
...

Benign Positional Vertigo (cont.)

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo Treatment

Self-Care for BPPV

Prevention begins by maintaining good hydration and avoiding rapid movements of the head. Should symptoms of vertigo begin, the following suggestions may be helpful:

  • Lie down with the head elevated slightly. Take precautions to prevent falls.
  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • In the midst of a vertigo attack, do not drive, work at heights, or operate dangerous machinery since loss of balance may cause significant injury.
  • Avoid sudden head movements and body position changes.

A technique termed Brandt/Daroff consists of a series of movements to decrease the severity and duration of BPPV; however, the technique needs to be taught by trained medical health care practitioners and is not always successful.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/7/2014

Must Read Articles Related to Benign Positional Vertigo

Labyrinthitis
Labyrinthitis Labyrinthitis means an inflammation of the inner ear structure called the labyrinth. Sometimes the term labyrinthitis refers to other causes of inner ear proble...learn more >>
Meniere Disease
Meniere Disease Meniere's disease is a syndrome in which you experience episodes of spinning vertigo (sense of the room spinning), hearing loss, and tinnitus (ringing in the ea...learn more >>
Vertigo
Vertigo Vertigo, a feeling or perception that the environment around you is moving or spinning can be caused by inner ear inflammation, Benign paroxysmal positional ver...learn more >>

Patient Comments & Reviews

The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo:

Benign Positional Vertigo - Experience

Please describe your experience with benign positional vertigo.

Benign Paroxysmal Vertigo - Symptoms

What were the symptoms of your benign paroxysmal vertigo?

Benign Positional Vertigo - Diagnosis and Treatment

How was your benign positional vertigo diagnosed and treated?

Benign Positional Vertigo - Exercises

What exercises helped with your benign positional vertigo?





Read What Your Physician is Reading on Medscape

Benign Positional Vertigo »

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

Read More on Medscape Reference »


Medical Dictionary