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Benign Positional Vertigo (cont.)

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 11/21/2017

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