- Dizziness is a common cause for medical consultations. The prevalence of dizziness in the working population is up to 25%. This percentage increases with age.
- BBPV is one of the most common causes of dizziness.
- Identifying BPPV in elderly patients can help reduce the risk of falls.
- BPPV is often not diagnosed right away. With better awareness of BPPV, 85% of patients could have been identified at the first doctors’ visit.
What is BPPV?
There are many causes for dizziness. If you are often dizzy, it could be that you have BPPV – short for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo.
BPPV is a benign condition and there are effective treatments available.
Studies show that even though BPPV is the most common cause of vertigo, many people are not diagnosed right away.
To help determine if BPPV is the cause of your vertigo, we advise you to download this postcard and bring it to your next appointment with your physician or other health care professionals. You can use this to help you explain your symptoms and start a conversation that may help determine whether you have BBPV or not.