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paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is caused by a problem in the inner ear.
Tiny calcium "stones" inside your inner ear canals help you keep your balance.
Normally, when you move a certain way—such as when you stand up or turn your
head—these stones move around. But things like infection or inflammation can
stop the stones from moving as they should. This sends a false message to your
brain and affects your balance.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Current as ofJuly 29, 2016
Current as of:
July 29, 2016
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
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