What is it?
In Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) tiny calcium particles form in the vestibular system in the inner ear. This causes a type of dizziness called vertigo, which is the sensation that the room is moving or spinning around you.
What are the symptoms?
If you have BPPV, it may feel like you are spinning, swaying or feeling unbalanced. People with BPPV may also have:
- Ringing in the ears.
What to expect?
If you are diagnosed with a Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo you can try the following things:
- Try to continue as normally as possibly with your daily activities, but try to not turn your head very quickly or rapidly.
- Ask your doctor whether you can try certain special exercises to reduce your complaints quicker.