Menopause and benign paroxysmal positional vertigo

Oluwaseye Ayoola Ogun, Bela Büki, Edward S. Cohn, Kristen L. Janky, Yunxia Wang Lundberg

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OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to examine the age and sex distribution and the effects of menopause in a large cohort of participants diagnosed with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). METHODS: We analyzed 1,377 BPPV patients and surveyed 935 women from this group - all diagnosed at the Boys Town National Research Hospital in the last decade. RESULTS: A detailed age and sex distribution analysis of BPPV onset showed that aging had a profound impact on BPPV occurrence in both sexes, and that perimenopausal women were especially susceptible to BPPV (3.2:1 female-to-male ratio). The latter is a novel finding and was confirmed by a direct survey of female BPPV patients (168 participated). In addition, there was a pronounced female preponderance (6.8:1 female-to-male ratio) in BPPV in the teenage group despite its low prevalence in this age group. CONCLUSIONS: Data suggest that hormonal fluctuations (especially during menopause) may increase the tendency to develop BPPV.

LanguageEnglish (US)
Pages886-889
Number of pages4
JournalMenopause
Volume21
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • Aging
  • Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo
  • Epidemiology
  • Hormonal fluctuation
  • Menarche
  • Menopause

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  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Menopause and benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. / Ogun, Oluwaseye Ayoola; Büki, Bela; Cohn, Edward S.; Janky, Kristen L.; Lundberg, Yunxia Wang.

In: Menopause, Vol. 21, No. 8, 2014, p. 886-889.

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Ogun, Oluwaseye Ayoola ; Büki, Bela ; Cohn, Edward S. ; Janky, Kristen L. ; Lundberg, Yunxia Wang. / Menopause and benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. In: Menopause. 2014 ; Vol. 21, No. 8. pp. 886-889
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