What Causes Benign Positional Vertigo?

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Could sweets and caffeine such as coffee trigger vertigo,?
Hello, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is a peripheral vestibular disease characterized by sudden onset of transient vertigo caused by specific head movements. BPPV is one of the most common causes of vertigo. It is usually self-limiting (i.e. the disease can stop automatically when it develops to a certain extent and recover gradually without special treatment, only symptomatic treatment or no treatment, and the disease can be cured by autoimmunity). But it may become chronic and recurrent.  Moving from floating endolymphatic otolith particles (considered to be ectopic otolith from the oval sac otolith membrane) to the posterior semicircular canal (more common) or the horizontal semicircular canal (less common). The otolith runs elsewhere and is sensitive to gravity, causing vertigo. When the eye responds to the ampullary cap deviation caused by otolith, the vestibulo-ocular reflex is pathologically activated and the slow phase of nystagmus is induced. Next is a scan in the opposite direction (nystagmus quickness) through the brain's corrective response. At the same time, there is a corresponding motion illusion, which is vertigo. So, sweets and caffeine can trigger vertigo that you mentioned are not involved.
When i bens over n i come back up i feel heavy n have close mt eyes tight n crab something to hold im dizzyer if i don't close my eyes
Did you come back up very fast? If so, I do not think that it is vertigo, given that many people experience this feeling.
how can vertigo disturbance inside my inner ear can be treated, and is it sounds like i have crickets ringing in my ears? my imbalance is very disturbing when i am walking, please help.  I mentioned this to my Doctor, but he tells me to tell my Neurologist , then he sends me to do therapy, but Therapy doesn't help.
Thank you.
Hello, can you describe in detail the relationship between vertigo and body position change? For example, migraine vertigo can be caused by head position changes; postural hypotension can be caused by sharp standing. How long does vertigo last? Is vertigo accompanied by other symptoms? For example, lesions of the posterior cranial fossa or skull base may be accompanied by cerebral nerve or limb paralysis; Meniere's disease, acoustic neuroma, sudden deafness, labyrinthitis, perilymphatic fistula, large vestibular aqueduct syndrome, vestibular paroxysmal disease, otosclerosis and autoimmune inner ear disease may be accompanied by deafness, tinnitus or ear distention; migraine vertigo may be accompanied by phobia, headache or visual aura. Is it a single or first attack and recurrent vertigo?
Have you ever used oral medicine before? However, even if the etiology of vertigo is clear and can be treated by etiology is not many, at present, for acute vertebrobasilar ischemic stroke, immediate thrombolysis, otolithiasis is given manual reduction, most patients still use symptomatic treatment, namely, anti-vertigo, anti-emetic, anti-anxiety and depression. In vertigo attack or acute stage, some anti-vertigo drugs need to be used for symptomatic treatment, but anti-vertigo drugs can not be used for a long time, which will inhibit the establishment of central compensation mechanism. You should carry out early vestibular rehabilitation training.
I went in and had surgery my ear has been bothering me every daymy pills helped when I took them but it is not working this time my ear is deff and I am dizzy every day.
What was the surgery, and what did your Dr. say?
My surgery was almost a year ago. I had a brain anyerism. I am dizzy and unsteady. Can I look forward to this symptom subsiding at some point?
Hi Peri. I don't think dizziness one year after the surgery is a normal sign or it could resolve on its own. You need to see a dr to locate the cause of the dizziness.
I think you should get an imaging test at your earliest convenience, Peri. Since you have a brain aneurysm, that means you must have cerebrovascular blockage, which can then develop into a mini stroke or a stroke. A brain aneurysm has a chance to rupture. These are all risks that you need to concern about.
I was like her unbalanced. Meclizine does not help and at first I thought stroke but it was ruled out by MRI.but now doing head exercise positions.
When I turn on my left side at night (not always) the room will start spinning, and I know to get back on my right side as soon as possible.  Otherwise, I don't know what would happen.  I went to have an echo cardiogram and was placed on my left side.  I warned the person taking it I could not lay my head down and he insisted, and sure enough, I had to sit up and hold my head upright while he completed the test.
there are a few cause for vetigo, as follow:
Cerebrovascular vertigo: should pay attention to drinking more water, do not suddenly change the position, such as slamming when going to the toilet at night, are prone to cause cerebral vascular dizziness. Once it happens, you should go to the hospital as soon as possible. After the diagnosis, you can give appropriate vasodilator drugs, anti-platelet aggregation drugs (such as aspirin), anticoagulant drugs.
Cervical spondylotic radiculopathy: neck gymnastics: can be designed by itself: 1 head neck slowly flexing forward and backward, left and right side bends, internal and external rotation, relaxation movement, shoulder ribs close together. 2 Sit with both hands and hold it tightly behind the pillow, so that the head is tilted back and the chest is forward to enlarge the intervertebral space. 3 supine position, neck pillow on the pillow, so that the head back, and then can turn the head left and right, can relax the neck muscles.
I had this same problem and saw a PT who specialized in vertigo and he treated me with eplys maneuvers. It was curative.
I have had dizziness for many years. It was only until the past few years that I learned how to not suffer with these episodes. Look up the Epley Maneuver on Youtube. The last time it seemed it didn't work too well and I kept feeling like I was going to get dizzy so I did the half somersault maneuver and it worked. These maneuvers work well and work immediately. I was taught these by a vestibular therapist. It can be unsettling doing them as you can get dizzy while doing them but each time only lasts about 30 seconds and worth it to get rid of the dizziness altogether.
Thank you sharon!!! I get dizzy from neck arthritis, not sure if that works, but I'll try anyway! BTW, do you get dizzy from neck arthritis too? Or is it hypotension?

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How to perform an epley maneuver at home for BPPV




I have had Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo for over 10 years.When its bad its real bad and all I can do is lay flat on my back. I have been taking Meclizine at least 3X a day for that long. I've been to many Dr's and have tried the Epley maneuver many times. The nausea has been so bad that I've gone 10 days without being able to eat and 5 without being able to even hold water. In addition I have tinnitus. I took the hearing test and they've given me hearing aids for both ears. Sadly I also have fallen and factured my left hand twice,broke my left wrist once and currently I broke my right shoulder 2 years ago and it won't heal right. I now have to live in an assisted living situation and the vertigo never goes away I must grasp for the bannister and brace myself during walking to the bathroom multiple times a night Often my lower back hurts so much I must sit up to limit the pain. This situation has caused my teeth to rot out (nausea and constant vomiting).Some times I just wish God would take me. I have numb fingers and toes arthritis and God knows what else? I go to see Dr's often and they try what they can... . I can guage a real bad attack when my ears start popping when I swallowI learned long ago to avoid alcohol and any other drugs. This has given me enough problems over the years. I've had SSDI for 4years and I just turned 60 last October
Every time I look to my left, my eyes start to boggle around and I get really dizzy. Not light headed but very dizzy. How long does vertigo last? When when you go to see a doctor? After how long after symptoms start?
It is hard to say how long vertigo lasts. Generally it lasts several minutes to days or even weeks.

See your doctor if you experience any recurrent, sudden, severe, or prolonged and unexplained dizziness or vertigo.