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What is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo?

What is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo?

  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo: A condition where certain head movements cause extreme dizziness.

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, or a subtype of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo: Introduction

Types of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo:

Broader types of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo:

How serious is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo?

Prognosis of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo: may last for weeks or months and then spontaneously disappear
Complications of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo: see complications of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

What causes Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo?

Causes of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo: see causes of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

What are the symptoms of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo?

Symptoms of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo: see symptoms of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

Complications of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo: see complications of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

Can anyone else get Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo?

More information: see contagiousness of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
Inheritance: see inheritance of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo: Neurologist, Otolaryngologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo.
Treatments for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo: see treatments for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
Research for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo: see research for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

Organs Affected by Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo:

Organs and body systems related to Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo include:

Name and Aliases of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

Main name of condition: Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

Other names or spellings for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo:

BPPV, cupulolithiasis, postural vertigo, Familial vestibulopathy, Familial benign recurrent vertigo

Paroxysmal positional nystagmus, Benign positional vertigo Source - Diseases Database

BPPV, Familial benign recurrent vertigo, Familial vestibulopathy, Familial benign recurrent vertigo, Familial vestibulopathy
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo:

 

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