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Self-care for vertigo

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If you're unsure what to do, call your general practice team.

Man with vertigo holds handrail on the stairsTo help prevent vertigo when you're getting out of bed, get up slowly and sit on the edge of the bed for a minute before standing up.

Because vertigo can affect your balance and may make you feel unsteady, you're at risk of falling or having an accident. To reduce your risk:

On the next page: Exercises for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)

Content shared between HealthInfo Canterbury, KidsHealth and Health Navigator NZ as part of a National Health Content Hub collaborative. Last reviewed August 2023.


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