Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo

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What is benign paroxysmal positional vertigo?

Positional vertigo (dizziness) is a disorder caused by problems in the inner ear. It is characterized by repeated episodes of positional vertigo that produces a spinning sensation caused by changes in the position of the head.

Common symptoms reported by people with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
120
Treatment name(s)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
34

Data from patients with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (1 evaluation)
Side effects
dizziness nausea
Total evaluations
1
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has benign paroxysmal positional vertigo on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 4 new patients joined this month
  • 207 say BPPV is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 14
30s 48
40s 73
50s 143
60s 135
70+ 78
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 16
20-29 years 39
30-39 years 55
40-49 years 64
50-59 years 42
60-69 years 19
70+ years 4

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 96
Female 399

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 266
Not Diagnosed 35

These charts show data from BPPV patients who have completed their condition history
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