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My husband has been having about 2-3 seconds of dizziness when

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My husband has been having about 2-3 seconds of dizziness when he turns his head either side to side or up and down. It doesn't happen all the time, just periodically throughout the day and has been going on for about 2 weeks now. He is 64 years old and on no meds and in good health. What could be causing these short spells?
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 5 months ago.
Thank you for your question.Most likely cause of his dizziness is a condition called as benign positional vertigo.This is triggered by specific movements of the head like in his case. Although benign paroxysmal positional vertigo can be a bothersome problem, it's rarely serious except when it increases the chance of falls. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo may go away on its own within a few weeks or months. But, to help relieve benign positional vertigo sooner, your doctor may treat you with a series of movements known as the canalith repositioning procedure also called as Epley's maneuver. This session is open for any further questions that you may have. I would appreciate it if you rate me by clicking on one of the rating options at your end on the top right hand corner as that is the only way we, the experts, are credited on here for helping you out.Kindest regards

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