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what causes damage to the vagus nerve

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: But has other complications, discuss with the surgeon risks, benefits and alternatives of the procedure before you proceed, a second or even a third o ... Read More

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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Unlikely: The vagus runs deep with the carotid and jugular. Cancer, Interventions and surgery can damage nerves but would be very unusual for a muscle spasm to ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
33 years experience Neurology
Vagus nerve: http://m.md-health.com/Vagus-Nerve.html
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Vagus nerve: This is called Parasympathetic overstimulation, some causes being; Holding your breath, Dipping your face in cold water, Coughing, Tensing your stomac ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Karimi
15 years experience Neurosurgery
DM: Gastroparesis is often associated with diabetic nerve damage, but may be caused by other diseases.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
27 years experience Neurosurgery
No: It can not.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience Neurology
Often compression: During surgery, the arms and legs must be arranged in a fashion to prevent compression of the nerves. Since anesthetics are used during surgery, the ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies : It varies. Injuries, over use, arthritic degeneration can all lead to varying degrees of "damage" to the spine as can things like being overweight or ... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Possible: If nerves are entrapped due to caudal equina syndrome in your lower back, you could have ed, but also, would have leg weakness and numbness, and urina ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Nerve damage: Acupuncture does not cause nerve damage. Rumors of nerve damage are a myth.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience Family Medicine
Brake on the heart: The vagus nerve (cranial nerve 10) is the "brake" on the heart. When it is activated it slows down the heart. In heart disease, it can be either helpf ... Read More
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience Internal Medicine
See answer: The vagus nerve is the 10th cranial nerve and interfaces with the parasympathetic nervous system. It enervates multiple areas in the body including th ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
No, the vagus: nerve is not located near the C5-C6 disc.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Haber
35 years experience Neurology
Rare or common: Trauma inflammation.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Not a lot of options: Medial plantar nerve damage is difficult to diagnose/treat. Surgery has mixed reviews and often can lead to worse pain. If pain is your main issue, yo ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Cerebellum: Friedrich's ataxia, Arnold chiari malformation, Huntington's disease, MS, Beri Beri.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nazhat Sharma
57 years experience Ophthalmology
Hunger control: VMH is responsible for satiety. It is involved in Fear , feeding , thermorehulation and sexual activity. Nystagmus has many causes : vestibular diseas ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Highly unlikely: The vagus nerve connects to the heart on the right side, internal organs on left side of neck. A c-section would involve only terminal branches at an ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Multiple problems: in older folks, local strokes, either from end arteries within stem, or without in vertebrobasilar circulation. Might have significant trauma causing ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Not so simple: Need to provide diagnosis of cause so that the actual pathology can be addressed. If you possess a true sensory small fibre neuropathy, this does nee ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
23 years experience Neurology
No: No, but there are underlying processes that may damage nerves or make one more prone to nerve compression issues (e.g. Diabetes, vitamin deficiency, c ... Read More

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