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The primary cause of vertigo is an inner ear problem or condition, the most common of these being benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). The feeling of vertigo might be barely noticeable, or it might be so severe that a person finds it very difficult to keep their balance.

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Generally, vertigo is generally not considered serious except when it increases the risk of falls or other at-risk settings, e.g. driving. Most of the already listed causes of vertigo are benign, however, serious conditions such as multiple sclerosis, tumours and psychogenic causes must be considered, particularly in the case of older patients and/or patients with a high risk of vascular disease.

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Amanda Dowling
08 Nov 2019
Good general resource
Marin Rajaratnam
07 Nov 2019
good article
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27 May 2022
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Joceline Balansag
23 Mar 2020
Great refresher and easy to understand
30 Nov 2019
Succinct overview of vertigo
Kuan-Lun Su
03 Feb 2020
Excellent article with details and pictures.
Shannan Flaherty
29 Jan 2020
Very informative but not enough to bore you with irrelevant facts.
Helen Leyendeckers
06 Mar 2020
Liked the video from movie
kim rose
25 Jan 2020
I found this short read of this article to be very informative and practical to use during assessing a resident with symptoms of vertigo/ dizziness and to be able to assess with knowledge of the difference between the two.
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