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Vitamin D and BPPV

10 Risk Factors for Recurring BPPV

Author: Cheryl Wylie, PT

BPPV is a condition that has a fairly high recurrence rate (~30-50%). But did you know there are certain risk factors that make some of us more susceptible to BPPV recurrence than others?

Most of these risk factors all come down to a reduction in blood flow to our vestibular system which results in a release of our crystals. And more loose crystals means increased chances of BPPV.

It is important to talk to your healthcare provider if you are dealing with recurring BPPV to understand more about these risk factors and how you can address them. Living with recurring BPPV doesn't have to be an option!

Source: Sfakianaki, I.; Binos, P.; Karkos, P.; Dimas, G.G.; Psillas, G. Risk Factors for Recurrence of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo. A Clinical Review. J. Clin. Med. 2021, 10, 4372. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm10194372

About the Author 

Cheryl Wylie, is a vestibular physiotherapist and owner of Healing Vertigo. She is also the creator of our Vertigo Treatment App, and instructs vestibular courses to other healthcare professionals.
She offers virtual vestibular therapy for all Ontario Residents. If you're interested in working with Cheryl, connect below!