BPPV Specialist in London

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BPPV, or Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, is a condition characterised by brief episodes of vertigo. These episodes are prompted by specific head movements, can last anywhere from a few seconds up to a minute, can range in severity from mild to intense and may recur sporadically for years. The best way to ensure BPPV does not recur is to seek treatment from a BPPV specialist in Harley Street, London at Harley Street AVM.

Who is Susceptible to BPPV?

BPPV is the most common type of inner ear disorder. People of all ages may experience BPPV but most cases occur in people over 50. It is estimated that as many as half of all people over 50 will experience at least one bout of BPPV in their life. BPPV usually clears up on its own, but unless a person seeks treatment for the condition it may return at any time.

BPPV Symptoms

While vertigo is the primary symptom of BPPV it is not the only one. Others include: 

  • Lightheadedness
  • Dizziness
  • Problems with balance
  • Nausea
  • Blurred vision
  • Nystagmus (involuntary eye movements)
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The importance of treatment

The good news is that BPPV is not indicative of a more serious problem and may disappear on its own within a few days to a few weeks of the initial episode. That said, because the associated dizziness can sometimes be intense, BPPV poses a potentially serious risk of falls, especially in older adults. For that reason, it is often recommended that people with BPPV seek out therapeutic remedies to lessen symptoms and hasten resolution of the problem. It can also potentially lead on to other problems such as Vestibular Migraine.

The most effective treatment for BPPV is called the Epley manoeuvre. It is a form of physical therapy that entails repositioning the body in order to manipulate the position of calcium particles within the ear that are believed to trigger BPPV episodes.

BPPV Specialist in Harley Street, London

BPPV be very debilitating and can pose a particular danger to older individuals who may experience devastating falls as a result of a BPPV episode. Harley Street AVM offer high-quality diagnosis and management of hearing and balance disorders, including BPPV. To book an appointment call (+44) 020 3480 9630, or write to: info@harleyavm.com.


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