Vertigo Prevention

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How to Prevent Vertigo

If you are prone to vertigo, the following precautions may help prevent an episode:

  • Rest your head on two or more pillows while sleeping.
  • Avoid sleeping on the bad side of your head.
  • In the morning, get up slowly and sit on the edge of the bed for a minute before standing.
  • Avoid bending down to pick items up.
  • Avoid extending your neck, such as to get something out of a cabinet.
  • Be careful at the dentist's office, hair salon, in sports activities, or positions where your head is flat or extended.


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Screening for Vertigo
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