If you are prone to vertigo, with the condition occurring every few months, then a new study in the Journal Clinical and Experimental Otorhinolaryngology may have the answer.
Apparently, if you lack one common type of vitamin, it increases chronic vertigo risk by 50%.
The best part is, getting this vitamin is dirt cheap and you can get it everywhere.
In this study, the subjects were patients who were diagnosed with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) between June 2014 and April 2016.
Each of the subjects was observed for at least 24 months following the first diagnosis to see whether their vertigo would return.
Their vitamin D levels were also measured at the beginning and the end of the study.
To backtrack for a second, remember that benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is caused by small calcium crystals that have accidentally fallen into the semicircular canals inside your inner ear where they irritate the nerve hairs that send balance information to your brain.
Typical treatment involves head movements to move these crystals out of these semicircular canals so that they will stop interfering with your balance.
After performing a range of statistical tests, the researchers found that those with low vitamin D in their blood had an 18 percent greater chance of their vertigo re-occurring after 12 months, and after 24 months, there was a 50 percent greater chance than those whose vitamin D level was found to be normal.
You can obtain vitamin D from various types of food, supplements, or directly from the sun.