Role of vitamin D in controlling vertigo: a review

Authors

  • Santosh Kumar Swain Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Sijua, Patrapada, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20241275

Keywords:

Vitamin D, Vertigo, Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, Meniere’s disease

Abstract

Vertigo is a disabling symptom that has a high recurrence rate and interferes with day-to-day functioning. Vertigo is frequently caused by Meniere's diseases and benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). The most prevalent neuro-ontological condition causing vertigo is BPPV. Vertigo attacks that last only a few seconds and are brought on by changing the head's position with respect to gravity are the hallmark of BPPV. There is a suggestion that vitamin D deficiencies and BPPV and Meniere's diseases are positively correlated. However, there is not much awareness among clinicians about association between vitamin D deficiency and certain etiologies of vertigo. After taking vitamin D supplements, vertigo attacks stop happening. Supplementing with vitamin D may be beneficial for patients with low vitamin D levels who have BPPV and Meniere's disease. This review's goal is to discuss about how vitamin D helps to treat vertigo, especially BPPV and Meniere's disease.

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2024-04-30

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Swain, S. K. (2024). Role of vitamin D in controlling vertigo: a review. International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, 12(5), 1784–1788. https://doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20241275

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