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Can I use my magnet to turn off my vagus nerve stimulater?

Can I use my magnet to turn off my vagus nerve stimulater?

Yes: Taping the magnet directly over the stimulator will prevent it from working temporarily. When you remove it, it will restart. If you want it turned off permanently, see you epilepsy doctor. ...Read more

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Nerve (Definition)

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


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Can I put my magnet over my vagus nerve stimulator to turn it off for a while?

Can I put my magnet over my vagus nerve stimulator to turn it off for a while?

CAUTION!: Unless you have been specifically told to do so or shown how to do this, it would not be advisable for you to do anything to a vagus nerve stimulator. If you have questions or concerns, call your doctor or the doctor on call for that doctor and discuss this or see your doctor soon in the clinic. If emergent, go to the er. Don't do it! ...Read more

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Do any of you know what a vagus nerve stimulater is?

Seizure treatment: Vns is an fda-approved treatment for patients with refractory partial epilepsy (over age 12). It is a matchbook-sized device implanted under the skin in the upper left chest with a wire that connects to the left vagus nerve (in the neck). It is programmed by your neurologist to provide electrical stimulation for 30 seconds at 5 minute intervals. It can be a very effective treatment. ...Read more

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What happens if we cut vagus nerve?

What happens if we cut vagus nerve?

Vagus nerve: Cutting the vagus nerve, especially bilaterally can led to severe heart problems along with lung issues such as pneumonia, bronchitis among other issues. ...Read more

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How to treat a damaged vagus nerve?

Depends: Really depends on where the nerve is damaged and what caused the damage to assess whether the nerve can be repaired. ...Read more

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What is it like to wear a vagus nerve stimulator?

Not very visible: Cosmetically, the stimulator/battery unit is placed below the collarbone. It may not be very visible under the skin. ...Read more

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Can ACDF surgery cause damage to the Vagus nerve?

Can ACDF surgery cause damage to the Vagus nerve?

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 opnion, if you wish, is your right , if you can afford the time and access to other surgeons, good luck ...Read more

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What are the indications for a vagus nerve stimulator?

Uncontrolled sz: Those with uncontrolled partial epilepsy should be evaluated for resective epilepsy. If not a candidate, those with uncontrolled seizures may consider vagus nerve stimulation (vns). Vns should be thought of as another anti seizure medication (aed). It rarely eliminates the need to take aeds. It is palliative, not curative. ...Read more

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What are the symtoms if the vagus nerve is cut in the neck?

What are the symtoms if the vagus nerve is cut in the neck?

Depends: I f below branch called recurrent laryngeal- there may be no symptoms. This is a concern with neck or carotid artery surgery ...Read more

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Can using a TENS unit on the front of the neck effect the vagus nerve?

Can using a TENS unit on the front of the neck effect the vagus nerve?

Don't do it!: No one should place a TENS unit on the front part of the neck or over the carotid sinus location. Go to Drugs.com website for more safety information. ...Read more

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If my bradycardia (without symptoms) is a vagus nerve disorder. What would be my prognosis?

If my bradycardia (without symptoms) is a vagus nerve disorder. What would be my prognosis?

Vagal nerve: Slow heart rate is not due to a "disorder" of the vagal nerve it's due to a predominant vagal tone versus sympathetic tone . The prognosis is generally good ...Read more

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What is the vagus nerve? Can gerd/lpr stimulate it and what symptoms occur if it can?

What is the vagus nerve? Can gerd/lpr stimulate it and what symptoms occur if it can?

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 theory, gerd shouldn't stimulate the vagal nerves, because the esophagus is further back in the throat, while the vagal nerves are close to the front of the throat. ...Read more

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How to calm vagus nerve?

Please clarify: Your question is not clear. Please repost your question with an explanation of how and why you consider your vagus nerve to be nervous. ...Read more

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What are the results of cutting vagus nerve?

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 a less invasive alternative weight-loss procedure to gastric bypass surgery.[11] the procedure curbs the feeling of hunger and is sometimes performed in conjunction with putting bands on patients' stomachs, resulting in average weight loss of 43% at. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a sensitive vagus nerve?

Multiple: Patients with vagus nerve disorders may have a variety of symptoms, including low blood pressure, irregular heart rhythms, difficulty in swallowing and digestive problems. ...Read more

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How is vagus nerve problems diagnosed and treated?

Many Ways: Vagus nerve problems cause trouble talking or swallowing, hearing loss, or heart or digestive problems. Bladder issues leading to incontinence are often reported in patients with vagus nerve damage as well. ...Read more

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Does the vagus nerve deplete your sodium ?

Does the vagus nerve deplete your sodium ?

Vegas Nerve: No, your vagus nerve is not related to sodium regulation. But oo much sodium or not enough sodium could perhaps slow or accelerate the vagus nerve function. ...Read more

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How does hydralazine block the vagus nerve?

Not a MOA: Hydralazine is a direct smooth muscle relaxer based on its intracellular action on Calcium. In situ, it does not appear to have a direct effect on the vagus nerve, but rather may have an effect on the sinoatrial node and a reflex response (increased heart rate) due to the decreased blood pressure (baroreceptor response). ...Read more