Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) – An Overview

What Is Benign Positional Vertigo (BPV)?

Benign positional vertigo (BPV) is a medical condition characterized by a feeling of swaying or spinning. It is the most common cause of vertigo. People with this condition usually feel a sudden sensation of spinning or like your head is moving from the inside. In most cases, people with this condition usually have brief periods of mild or severe dizziness. Switching head positions can trigger symptoms of the condition. Asides from changing head positions, other factors that can trigger symptoms of BPPV include:

  • Turning over
  • Tilting your head up or down
  • Getting up
  • Lying down

BPPV is usually accompanied by pain and discomfort. However, it is rarely severe except when you start to fall due to dizziness.