“Soaring, tumbling, freewheeling, through an endless diamond sky” is an apt description of Princess Jasmine’s magic carpet ride, as well as what patients feel if they have benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). BPPV is a dysfunction of the inner ear that results in an abnormal sensation of spinning or unsteadiness. Although greatly disorienting, BPPV is … Read More

Previously on ENT Weekly, we learned about the dizzying effects of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). As a note, BPPV is fairly common, affecting one per 1000 people with an overall prevalence of 2.5% in the overall population. This disease is fairly rare in children but can affect adults of any age, especially seniors. Although the … Read More

Do you often feel anxiety? Do you notice yourself breathing heavily during a final exam or a first date? Well, it’s possible you may have hyperventilation syndrome, which is characterized by rapid breathing. This over-breathing causes a decrease in carbon dioxide in the blood because each time you breathe out, you release carbon dioxide from your body. … Read More

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