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Many people experience the spinning
vertigo. The loss of balance it causes puts you at
risk for falling and can also affect your quality of life if your fear of
falling leads to a less active lifestyle.
Vertigo may be a
lifelong symptom of conditions such as
Ménière's disease or
benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). But if
you have vertigo, you can reduce your risk of injury and remain active by
taking personal precautions and making your home environment safe.
make your home safer:
Personal tips that can help prevent injury during an
episode of vertigo:
Using a safety checklist(What is a PDF document?) can help you make your home environment safe. Use it to be sure that your living space is free from clutter and that your bathroom and kitchen are safe.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerKarin M. Lindholm, DO - Neurology
Current as ofJuly 29, 2016
Current as of:
July 29, 2016
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Karin M. Lindholm, DO - Neurology
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