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Vertigo is a symptom not a disease



Vertigo: A symptom not a Disease!


Vertigo is a symptom of an underlying disease and it’s not a disease of its own. Around 93 percent of vertigo cases are peripheral casued by disorders like Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) & Meniere’s disease. What are they? Why do they cause symptoms of dizziness? 1, 3, 4

·        Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is caused by certain changes in the head position leading to floating of calcium crystals in the semicircular canals of your ear. This is the most common form of vertigo and it affects mainly elderly patients. 1, 3, 4

·        Meniere’s disease, where the balance and hearing are affected due to inner ear disorder. 1, 3, 4

·        Acute peripheral vestibulopathy (APV) is an inner ear inflammation, which causes sudden onset of vertigo. 1, 3, 4

The psychological state of the person also may induce vertigo symptoms. 1, 2, 4