Vertigo and Vertigo-Associated Disorders

According to research published in Australian Family Physician, 93 percent of vertigo cases are peripheral vertigo caused by one of the following (Kuo et al., 2008):

-benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV): vertigo brought on by specific changes in the position of your head—it is caused by calcium stones floating in the semicircular canals of the ear
-Meniere’s disease: an inner ear disorder that affects balance and hearing acute peripheral vestibulopathy (APV): inflammation of the inner ear causing sudden onset of vertigo…

Vertigo feels similar to motion sickness.

Symptoms of VAD include:

stumbling while walking

Factors that increase your risk of VAD include

cardiovascular diseases (especially in elderly people)
recent ear infection (causes imbalance in the inner ear)
history of head trauma
medications (antidepressants, antipsychotics, etc.)

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