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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 MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Current as ofNovember 14, 2014
Current as of:
November 14, 2014
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
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