Vertigo is a whirling, spinning sensation that may be linked to a range of conditions. Doctors divide it into two categories. The most common type is vertical vertigo, which relates to the balance inside the ear. It might be triggered by an infection, certain injuries or medications. The rarer category is central vertigo. Damage to the central nervous system can cause this condition. Vertigo may last for just a few hours, or it could continue for days.
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is a medical term that describes an accumulation of calcium in the tubes of the inner ear. It is the most common of all the causes of vertigo. Certain head movements can trigger it, such as bending down or even turning to the side while lying in bed. BPPV poses no dangers to life and does not require treatment. This vertigo does not last more than a few minutes. While BPPV can happen to younger people, those aged over 50 are more likely to experience it.
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