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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Vagus Nerve Disorder

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Is there a connection between vagus nerve irritation (causing hiccuping) and dementia? What are causes of vagus nerve irritation?

Is there a connection between vagus nerve irritation (causing hiccuping) and dementia? 

What are causes of vagus nerve irritation?

Not directly: Elderly people may suffer both, but they are not related. Damage to the nerve can result from injuries or even some surgeries. Aging alone can impair it to some degree. Discuss this w/ your doctor so you'll understand better about your condition and what to expect (or not). Best! ...Read more

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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What can cause increased stimulation of the vagus nerve?

What can cause increased stimulation of the vagus nerve?

Vagus nerve: This is called Parasympathetic overstimulation, some causes being; Holding your breath, Dipping your face in cold water, Coughing, Tensing your stomach muscles by straining, Emotional stress, Infection. ...Read more

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Are there specific vagus nerve disorders? If so, what are they called?

Vagal Disorders vary: Neuralgia, respiratory and vocal problems, problems swallowing, stomach problems [gastroparesis], vasovagal reflex induced fainting, heart arrhythmias, and urinary problems. Patients with anxiety, depression, or who lose consciousness during complex partial seizures or generalized seizures, and whose seizures are not being controlled by medication, may benefit from vagal nerve stimulation. ...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 function of the vagus nerve, what does it control, and what causes it to become irritated that results in chronic hiccuping?

What is the function of the vagus nerve, what does it control,  and what causes it to become irritated that results in chronic hiccuping?

To send info to brai: The vagus nerve is a cranial nerve and an extension of your brain. It is involved in your gag reflex. It sends signals from your brain, heart, and digestive system. The vagus nerve is tied to our emotions. Vagas nerve stimulation is a way to treat depression. Chronic hiccuping can be caused by irritation of the diaphragm or gallbladder disease. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed lone atrial filtration caused by vagus nerve. Could you give me advice how to calm down vagus nerve?

Confusing: Atrial fibrillation isn't generally caused by vagal stimulation so your question is a mystery. I'm not sure what you heard your doctor say but i think it may be somewhat distorted? Please ask for a clarification. ...Read more

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Can constipation straining cause damage vagus nerve?

Can constipation straining cause damage vagus nerve?

Very: Unlikely can this kind of straining cause damage to the vagus nerves. ...Read more