Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions/Frequent BPPV?


Why would someone have frequent bouts of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo?

if there is fluid in the ears.... but a big reason is otoliths.... small stones (concretions) in the semi-circular canals (balance part of the ear)

There is a procedure called the Epley Manuever that sometimes fixes that..... it involves turning the head in a sequence so that you get the concretion to roll into a non-important part of the semi-circular canal and stop it.  

Look it up on the net..... it is pretty cool and sometimes is a perfect fix.

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