Benign positional vertigo causes short episodes of intense dizziness also known as vertigo when the affected person moves their head in certain directions.
This feeling is similar to spinning around in circles really fast, however you get this sensation from just standing still. The exact cause isn't known but it's thought to be caused by tiny solid fragments in the inner ear upsetting the body's equilibrium.Treatments include simply moving the head into various positions, in order to move the tiny fragments away from where problems are occurring. The effects of the vertigo can be mild, or it can be severe enough to cause nausea, vomiting, light-headedness, as well as a loss of balance and falling. We recommend you purchase travel insurance before flying with vertigo.
Benign positional vertigo is included in the pre-existing medical conditions that we cover. When you book your policy make sure you notify us of your condition so that you're automatically covered for any claim relating to this condition (provided you have not been hospitalised for the condition in the past 24 months).With benign positional vertigo it's important to have travel insurance even when in the planning stages of the trip - therefore if you need to change your plans you're covered. As well as this if something goes wrong during your trip because of your condition you'll also be able to make a claim.
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