South Korean scientists have found a way to get rid of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). Experts published the results of the study on August 5 in the journal Neurology.
Scientists analyzed data on the condition of 957 patients suffering from dizziness and undergoing physiotherapy. The volunteers were divided into two groups, the first was given twice a day vitamin D and calcium, and the second was a placebo.
It turned out that in patients from the first group, the incidence of dizziness decreased by 24%.
According to scientists, this is a very good result, since previously it was possible to influence BPPV only with regular procedures in the hospital.
“Our study shows that calcium and vitamin D supplementation is an inexpensive treatment with minimal potential for side effects,” said one of the authors, Dr. Kim Ji Soo.
BPPV is a recurring vertigo that occurs when the head is repositioned. This is the most common disease of the vestibular apparatus. Women get it more often than men.
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