Decreased serum vitamin D in idiopathic benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.
J Neurol. 2012 Oct 25.
Jeong SH, Kim JS, Shin JW, Kim S, Lee H, Lee AY, Kim JM, Jo H, Song J, Ghim Y.
Department of Neurology, Chungnam National University College of Medicine, Chungnam National University Hospital, Daejeon, Korea.
Previous studies have demonstrated an association of osteopenia/osteoporosis with idiopathic benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). Since vitamin D takes part in the regulation of calcium and phosphorus found in the body and plays an important role in maintaining proper bone structure, decreased bone mineral density in patients with BPPV may be related to decreased serum vitamin D. We measured the serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D in 100 patients (63 women and 37 men, mean age ± SD = 61.8 ± 11.6) with idiopathic BPPV and compared the data with those of 192 controls (101 women and 91 men, mean age ± SD = 60.3 ± 11.3) who had lived in the same community without dizziness or imbalance during the preceding year. The selection of the controls and acquisition of clinical information were done using the data from the Fourth Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2008.
The serum level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D was lower in the patients with BPPV than in the controls (mean ± SD = 14.4 ± 8.4 versus 19.1 ± 6.8 ng/ml, p = 0.001). Furthermore, patients with BPPV showed a higher prevalence of decreased serum vitamin D (<20 ng/ml, 80.0 vs. 60.1 %, p < 0.001) than the controls.
Multiple logistic regression analyses adjusted for age, sex, body mass index, hypertension, diabetes, proteinuria, regular exercise and the existence of decreased bone mineral density demonstrated that vitamin D insufficiency (10-20 ng/ml) and deficiency (<10 ng/ml) were associated with BPPV with the odds ratios of 3.8 (95 % confidence interval = 1.51-9.38, p = 0.004) and 23.0 (95 % confidence interval = 6.88-77.05, p < 0.001). Our study demonstrated an association between idiopathic BPPV and decreased serum vitamin D. Decreased serum vitamin D may be a risk factor of BPPV.
Perhaps additional possible suspects are low Magnesium and low Vitamin K2
See also VitaminDWiki
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BPPV associated to Osteoporosis could be added due to the first line of the abstact on this page
- Hypothesis: increased bone mineral density needs protein, Ca, Mg, Vitamin D and K
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See also web
- VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY SYMPTOMS & VERTIGO LiveStrong July 2012
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- How I cured vertigo
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- Vertigo linked to vitamin D deficiency Discussion of this study is behind a $5/month paywall at Vitamin D Counci
Thanks to the Council for pointing out this excellent study
- Vitamin D deficiency and benign paroxysmal positioning vertigo Dec 2012
firstname.lastname@example.org Hypothesis supported by 4 cured cases
- Low bone mineral density and vitamin D deficiency in patients with benign positional paroxysmal vertigo June 2014
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