How benign paroxysmal positional vertigo causes tinnitus?

Imagine waking up in the morning: you open your eyes and start to get up of bed just like regular. But you are stopped by a sudden feeling that room is spinning. You have to hold the walls just to get out of bed and take a few steps. After you stand in one position for a minute, the feeling passes.

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is the most common form of a balance problem which is originated in the inner ear. It commonly noticed when getting out from the bed, turning head very quickly and walking.

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Some of them who have benign paroxysmal positional vertigo report tinnitus, shortly before an association with positional vertigo.

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo Causes:

The causes of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is not clear which include.

  • due to minor head injury or repetitive head movement such as up and down movement of the head. Usually, it occurs when working in front of a computer screen or at the time of cleaning and dusting above head level.
  • Viral infection. How benign paroxysmal positional vertigo causes tinnitus?
  • The complication occurs during surgery of an ear. It is most commonly found in old person and women.
  • Sometimes it occurs due to side effects of a medicine.

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) Symptoms:

  • People fell loss of balance and falling.
  • Nausea or vomiting.
  • Nystagmus (involuntary eye movements)
  • People affected with Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo feel a sensation of spinning.

BPPV Evaluation

Patients who have BPPV will have significant eye movements, called nystagmus, that match with the unusual nerve stimulation in the vestibular system.

When you get an estimate for dizziness, there are many tests that may be organized by our physician. Though there is one test, that is used to decide the presence of BPPV.

How BPPV causes tinnitus?

According to the researchers, here are some studies which are dealing with tinnitus in BPPV.

There are 19.3% of the patients who are suffering by BPPV, who reported the appearance of tinnitus with the association on the onset of positional vertigo.

It is generally unilateral and localized within the same ear as the BPPV, slightly in intensity and intermittent. In approx. one-third of the subjects, it was modified with the changes of head position. Tinnitus decreased as well as disappeared in all patients except two, either spontaneously, that is before performing the therapeutic manoeuvers, or after them.

Home Remedies:

Spinning and vertigo can be reduced by following home remedies:

  • You can use two or more pillows to sleep at night.
  • You need to avoid sleeping from the ear side that may cause a problem.
  • Do not lay down when you pick up anything and also avoid taping your head from the back.
  • You need to do a sports activity carefully. Avoid activities in which you need to turn head.
  • You need to wake up slowly every morning and always take rest on the edge of the bed for some time before you stand.

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