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Can GERD damage the vagus nerve

A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Colin Sanner
20 years experience Neurology
Nerves in the neck: The vagal nerves, 1 on either side of the neck, control the vocal cords; the left vagal nerve also gives parasympathetic innervation to the heart. In ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Travis Goodnight
19 years experience General Surgery
Vagus: Interesting question. Symptoms of stimulation of the vagus nerve are not usually associated with anxiety. The vagus nerve has many functions and i w ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Sheffield
35 years experience Gastroenterology
No: It can stimulate the vagus but that is not common. Many times anxiety can feel like heartburn but it should be relatively easy to tell the difference ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
GERD: A rapid heart rate is not in general a part of gastroesophageal reflux disease syndrome. The vagus nerve does have a proximity to the area but is not ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Shen
31 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Endothelial Problem: Heavy meals can cause the cells covering the interior wall of arteries to become sluggishly and sticky, a condition called endothelial dysfunction. Th ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
See doctor: External trauma is not likely to damage vagus nerve but you should have doctor check you out for damage to the larynx. For good health - Have a diet r ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
34 years experience Neurology
Vagus nerve: http://m.md-health.com/Vagus-Nerve.html
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Humberto Quintana
44 years experience Psychiatry
Vagotomy # effects: Vagotomy (cutting of the vagus nerve) is a now-obsolete therapy that was performed for peptic ulcer disease. Vagotomy is currently being researched as ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Vagus nerve: Overactive stomach mainly.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
60 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Very difficult: This is a very difficult question. The vagus nerve originates in the brain and is part of the autonomic nervous system. It innervates the vocal fold ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
48 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Yes I do: Vns is a device that is used to stimulate the vagus nerve in the neck to help control seizures. It is used when medications have proven to not be ade ... Read More

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