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Can A Pinched Vagus Nerve Cause Vasovagal Syncope
The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more
Vasovagal Syndrome: It is a condition mediated by vagus nerve which leads to fainting or syncope..Itoccurs in responce to some triggerwhich causes heart rate to slow down, blood pressure drops, which causes lack of blood to the brain and it causes loss of consciousness.It is mediated throgh vagus nerve and sympathetic system.Triggers can be stress, pots.Venipuncture, sme drugs, ssris, violent coghing, hunger, lack of sleep, . ...Read more
Common fainting: When the nerve vagus causes a fainting spell. Usually this happens in responds to a recent stimulus like when injecting needles, watching blood, during medical procedures, while fasting, while standing for long periods, while in fear or panic. When there is no other obvious cause for fainting it is said that is called "vasovagal syncope". There are other causes of syncope or loss of consciousness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A Drop in Heart Rate: Vasovagal syncope refers to passing out when the vagus or 10th cranial nerve is stimulated. One important function of the vagus is to slow your heart down. Any activity that increases the pressure inside your abdomen can stimulate the vagus. So vasovagal syncope often happens when one is bearing down to try to urinate as in elderly men standing at the toliet. ...Read more
A Nissen Fudoplication went wrong 16 months ago and I've now started suffering from vasovagal syncope, breathing issues, palpitations and dizziness...
Depends: Sometimes vasovagal syncope is sel limiting, others it is a recurrent problem and requires attempts to treat with medications. The most important thing is attempting to stay hydrated and eat small frequent meals. If you feel like you are about to pass out sit down and put your head in between your legs or lie down on floor so if you do pass out you don't hurt yourself. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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