What are the risk factors for recurrent benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)?

Updated: Mar 13, 2020
  • Author: John C Li, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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A study by Picciotti et al indicated that the recurrence of BPPV is significantly associated with the employment of antihypertensives in single use, central nervous system agents, proton-pump inhibitors, vitamin D, and thyroid hormones. [7]

A report by Messina et al indicated that hypertension, dyslipidemia, and preexisting cardiovascular comorbidities are risk factors for recurrent episodes of BPPV, with the odds ratios ranging from 1.84 to 2.31. [8]


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