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Vertigo: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

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Vertigo is a symptom associated with the sensation of movement. It includes spinning, tilting and swaying. Vertigo is often described as a feeling that your surroundings are spinning around you.

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It’s estimated that any given year, 1 in 10 people will experience vertigo or dizziness (Robinson 2016). According to self-reported figures, the prevalence of vertigo in Australians aged over 50 is 46%. The primary cause of vertigo is an inner ear problem or condition, the most common of these being benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV).

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