Jul 19

Easy Fixes for Geriatric Vertigo

By MD for Seniors

Vertigo isn’t just a wildly popular and thrilling Alfred Hitchcock movie but it’s also a serious medical condition among seniors.

If you’ve never experienced geriatric vertigo, it’s best described as the feeling that world spinning uncontrollably around you. Sometimes it feels like a head-rush from standing up too quickly. But because this dizziness is so disorienting, seniors are at risk for unnecessary falls and injuries as a result.

How does geriatric vertigo occur?
There are several causes of this dizziness. The most common case of vertigo is referred to as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, or BPPV for short, explained …read more

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