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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 can help you make your home environment safe.
Current as of:
June 4, 2014
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Karin M. Lindholm, DO - Neurology
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