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Living with Vertigo

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By Marcela Sifuentes

About 40 percent of the U.S. population may suffer from vertigo or vertigo-associated diseases at least once in their life. Underlying conditions like head injuries, inner ear damage, and etc. can cause vertigo or vertigo associated diseases ranging from minor to severe cases.

Many symptoms that come with vertigo or with vertigo associated disease but the most common symptoms are dizzy spells, headaches, nausea, and vomiting. The severity of this health condition is a case by case deal.

Graciela Sifuentes, 82, shares her personal story (transcript available) with Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) through her son Juan Sifuentes, 46, who helped communicate and translate with her.

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