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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Abnormal Reflexes

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What could cause failure of the reflex test?

What could cause failure of the reflex test?

Reflex failure: Tendon reflex can be abnormal with spinal injury or compression of a spinal nerve as with herniated discs. Other things such an magnesium abnormalities can also cause loss of reflex function as magnesium is utilized in the body for nerve conduction along with potassium. ...Read more

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What causes acid reflex?

What causes acid reflex?

Acid reflux: Acid reflux or gerd technically is caused by poor tone of the sphincter that opens and closes between the esophogus (tube from mouth to stomach) and the stomach. This allows food to come back up with the stomach acid. It may also be caused from a lack of stomach acid that allows food to sit in the stomach too long and then can reflux back up. The stomach acid helps break down the food. ...Read more

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What causes a loss of reflexes?

What causes a loss of reflexes?

A lot of things: When ever there is injury to the nerve which supply that mascule the reflex will be down. ...Read more

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What are the causes of exacerbated gestro colic reflex ?

What are the causes of exacerbated gestro colic reflex ?

Many: Many common factors include stress, ibs or other functional GI disorders, as well as dietary factors. ...Read more

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What might cause gag reflex problems?

What might cause gag reflex problems?

Irritation: Anything which can irritate the nerves in the back of the throat may aggravate gagging, such as foreign objects (eg, fish bones), tumors, infections, masses in space between spine and back of throat, swollen neck lymph nodes, medications; but also unpleasant thoughts, gastroesophageal reflux (gerd). ...Read more

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What causes reflex sympathetic dystrophy?

What causes reflex sympathetic dystrophy?

Rsd: Usually some injury - trivial or not - that results in sensitization of peripheral nerve fibers that then results in painful state. If left untreated changes take place in the spinal cord and brain as well. ...Read more

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What could cause me to have no reflex reactions in the soles of my feet, ankles or calves?

What could cause me to have no reflex reactions in the soles of my feet, ankles or calves?

Many possibilities: Reflexes vary from person to person, but also from exam to exam. Repeated testing during a visit can vary for several reasons (position of the leg, how relaxed you are, where the stimulating "tap" is given, etc.). Later in life reflexes may diminish or disappear. Some nerve disorders reduce or eliminate them. ...Read more

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Is no reflex in knees a cause for concern?

Is no reflex in knees a cause for concern?

Not necessarily: About 10% of people do not have knee reflex. If both knees we are not generally concerned. If only one leg, then there is cause for concern. ...Read more

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What would cause hyper-sensitive patella reflex?

What would cause hyper-sensitive patella reflex?

Several posibilities: Anxiety, an overactive thyroid, medications, an electrolyte imbalance, spinal cord injury, upper motor neuron diseases like ALS or a stroke. Some people just are born with more hyperactive reflexes than the norm. ...Read more

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Reflexes lacking in knees, what could cause this?

Reflexes lacking in knees, what could cause this?

Can be benign: Holmes-adie syndrome describes folks who have life-long pupillary and reflex responses which are aberrant but not indicative of any future disease. Knee reflexes can be affected by lumbar stenosis, and peripheral neuropathy, but if you do not suffer back or leg pain, numbness or weakness, there is no cause for concern. ...Read more

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The abnormal reaction of the plantar reflex means what?

The abnormal reaction of the plantar reflex means what?

Test spinal cord: Normal person with intact upper ( brain nerve cell to spine ) and lower ( from spine and down ) neuron , when lateral part of sole is gently searched, big toe will flexes , normal reflex, both are intact when abscent then it is indicative of damage to upper motor neuron. Simple explanation brain cell damages it will not regenerate, when a perpheral nerve damaged it will grow back, good prognosi. ...Read more

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What can cause a person to not have reflexes in thier feet?

What can cause a person to not have reflexes in thier feet?

Nerves: All reflexes are related to your nerves. If you have nerve problems such as a spinal injury or neuropathy of some sort, then you may have lost your reflexes. There are multiple other causes as well but they all relate back to nerve damage. ...Read more

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Possible causes of startle reflex or frightening in my newborn baby?

Possible causes of startle reflex or frightening in my newborn baby?

Normal event: Movement and sound will often trigger the startle response in infants up to 3 months in the wake state and as long as 4 months asleep. ...Read more

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I have this cough that will not go away and I have been coughing since i had acid reflex about a week ago what is the cause that i'm still coughing?

I have this cough that will not go away and I have been coughing since i had acid reflex about a week ago what is the cause that i'm still coughing?

Still reflux?: Laryngopharyngeal reflux or lpr may be the answer. You may not feel like you have reflux all the time but you still may have a slight reflux that burns your throat a little. This continued irritation can cause you to have a continuous cough. Also a bad reflux could cause inflammation that takes a while to go away. Your cords could still be irritated from that. ...Read more

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What are some physiological (non-psychological) causes of exaggerated spinal reflexes (i.E. Exaggerated jerking/flinching in response to light touch)?

What are some physiological (non-psychological) causes of exaggerated spinal reflexes (i.E. Exaggerated jerking/flinching in response to light touch)?

Startle vs DTR's: Your description of exaggerated jerking with light touch sounds like someone with very brisk "startle" reflex, as in post traumatic stress disorder. This is a physiological response to hypervigilance, as ptsd encompasses the whole person and his/her body. Hyperactive deep tendon reflexes (dtr's) can result from conditions like cerebral palsy, strokes, inflammatory diseases, and brain injury. ...Read more

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Gastrocolic reflex in babies causes n treatment

Gastrocolic reflex in babies causes n treatment

Depends-age/severity: Some will need smaller, more frequent feedings. Thickening the formula/breast milk with cereal also can be done. Keeping the baby upright before and after feedings is helpful. H2-blockers like ranitidine (zantac) can be given orally to inhibit stomach acid. Old timers have also use antacids like mylanta and maalox. Many babies may not need treatment. Ger often resolves by itself. ...Read more