BPPV – Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

Carlo Rinaudo Vertigo and Dizziness Leave a Comment

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common cause of recurrent vertigo. It is characterized by vertigo and nystagmus caused by a change in head position and horizontal semi-circular canal (HC)-BPPV is a sub-type of BPPV that accounts for many cases of persistent vertigo. One feature of this sub-type is direction-changing positional nystagmus (DCPN) which occurs when people suffering …

Concussions and the Australian Football League

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Concussion injuries are a frequent occurrence on the football (and rugby) field. Concerns are rising about the long term neurological damage that may follow such injuries after post-mortem studies of various American football players’ brains showed signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). 1 Head protection needs to be considered as a high priority for the health of football players in …

Nutrient Deficiencies can Play a Part in Asthma and Migraine

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Asthma and migraines have a lot in common and they have also been connected by various studies. It is now believed that certain nutrient deficiencies may lead to migraine and asthma attacks. Two such nutrients that may be deficient in people suffering from migraine or asthma are vitamin D and Magnesium and they are both implicated in migraine treatment and …