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Can An Enema Cause Vertigo
Nausea, dizziness, light headed, severely constipated, severe stomach pain. Laxatives and stool softeners aren't helping. Will an enema help?
Depends on age: Acute vertigo is usually due to a viral infection that affects the inner ear, causing unsteadiness sensation for days to weeks. Older persons may get "benign positional postural vertigo" which is chronic for years. Tumors, trauma, vascular problems can also cause this, but are much less common. ...Read more
Many causes: Vertigo is a sensation of you or your environment spinning. This implies dysfunction in the balance system, from brainstem to inner ear. Obviously many causes including toxins, drugs, infection, brain injury, stroke, tumor, irritating blood vessels, congenital anomalies & many, many more. Dizziness is a vague, ill-defined term which has therefor a much broader range of possible causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need diagnosis: It is unusual to have true spinning (vertigo) for 3 months. There is either an inner ear problem or a neurological problem. You need to see either an ENT doctor or a neurologist. If you have a hearing loss in one ear and ringing in one ear, consult an ENT doctor. Otherwise, if you have other symptoms such as numbness, tingling, or weakness, see a neurologist. ...Read more
Doubt it: The body is an amazing miracle. I suppose if you were extremely constipated, it's possible that you're 'bearing down' so hard that you're actually decreasing some of the blood flow to your brain, kinda like if you held your breath for a long period. This could lead to dizziness. True vertigo would be a very unlikely possibility. See your doctor or try an otc laxative. ...Read more
Yes: Cervical arthritis can interrupt the blood flow of the vertebral arteries within the foramen transverarum, as one turns the neck, and thus, a transient ischemic attack. Some older literature in the early 20th century describes a syndrome termed barre-leio, which was thought to affect autonomic nerves in the neck after trauma or arthritis. Some docs still use the term "cervical vertigo". ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Predisposition only: Semantics: vertigo is a symptom. There are genetic predisposition for vertigo but no "genetic vertigo". It is like saying you cannot be born with "genetic pain". Diseases such as meniere's disease seems to run in families. There are familial vertigo syndromes, genetic deafness and neurological syndromes that have genetic underpinnings. Neurofibromatosis 2 can cause vertigo via brain tumors. ...Read more
Anxiety shows itself: In may ways. Once can mentally obsess over things that frighten the person or do behaviors to keep danger away, e.g., ritual behaviors, checking and re-checking. Physically there can be heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, sleeplessness, etc. Please go to a mental health professional for support if you think you have an anxiety disorder. ...Read more
No allergy to sodium: You can't be allergic to sodium. It's a mineral. It's one of the more common elements in the human body, and a major component in your bloodstream. Vertigo is usually caused by a middle ear problem, where your balance center is located. Dehydration is a potential cause of feeling dizzy. True vertigo, the feeling of your body spinning in space, or objects moving around you, is different than that. ...Read more
Ask ENT expert: Vertigo is not a condition unique to pregnancy. If such a diagnosis has been given, it is best to first ask the physician who detected it. An OB might also have a copy of the consultation note to share. Take precautions to avoid falling. Contact your OB for further instructions. ...Read more
Feel vs Real: W/ Anxiety, you may 'feel' dizzy w/o a physical cause. If it resolves completely and comes back when you're doing a similar thing, it's likely anxiety. If it lasts, goes up or has other symptoms - see a provider for a neurology referral. Also, consider CBT therapy for skills in avoiding, reducing, managing anxiety - it's effective w/o side effects, w/drawal, etc. Best! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Dizziness: There are essentially 2 types of dizziness;lightheadedness(faintlike) and vertigo(spinning feeling). Persistent lightheadedness may be due to low blood pressure, slow heart rate, anemia, medications; persistent vertigo is usually due to disorders of the inner ear or part of the brain concerned with balance(cerebellum) or a growth in the brain. Your physician can tell you what knd of dizziness you hav. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doubtful: I see no direct connection there.Get a more detailed answer ›
Inner ear irritation: It is possible that the steep dive leads to negative pressure in your middle ear which in turn is causing irritation in your inner ear. The inner ear has a membrane called the round window which can be irritated by rapid pressure change leading to vertigo. You should see an ear specialist for a further evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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