NIDCD Balance Disorders Center provides an overview of balance disorders.
The most common type of dizziness, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is a type of dizziness that lasts seconds. It is most often provoked by turning over in bed. It is diagnosed with the Dix-Hallpike maneuver. This maneuver determines the affected ear and which Epley maneuver to perform.
Vestibular.org is a great resource for vestibular disorders for both patients and providers.
Falls can be deadly in older patients with dizziness or imbalance issues. This article from the New York Times has great fall prevention strategies.
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