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Causes Of Vagus Nerve Disorder
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
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
Can degeneration of the C5-C6 vertebra cause episodic syncope due to vagus nerve damage or entrapment?
No but VBI might: VertebroBasilar Insufficiency (VBI) - The vertebral arteries run up the back of the neck thru tunnels (foramen) in the vertebrae (bones of spine). Some neck maneuvers can compress the artery where it passes thru the foramen. While not usually syncope, this can cause vertigo & drop attacks via buckling of the knees usually in older folks with degenerative spinal problems. aka beauty parlor syndrome. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
UNUSUAL: Lesions in the lower brainstem, medulla oblongata are rather rare, but if they do occur, one might encounter problems with speech, such as a dysphonia, or a strained speech pattern. If there is widespread inflammation, also involving glossopharyngeal nerve, might see dysphagia, or swallowing problems. Likely the internal organs such as heart, lungs, GI tract would not be involved. ...Read more
What is the connection between thorazine (chlorpromazine) and irritation of the vagus nerve that causes hiccups. ?
Mayo clinic notes: the most common cause of long-term hiccups is damage to or irritation of the vagus nerves or phrenic nerves, which serve the diaphragm muscle. Neurotransmitters involved in the process of hiccup include both dopamine (D) and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). Thorazine (chlorpromazine) is a dopamine blocker. Prolonged hiccup requires medical eval to determine cause. Best regards. ...Read more
Might it be that a concussion from falling causes the nerve disorder reflex neurovascular dystrophy?
No: Not unless there were injuries to an arm or leg as well. ...Read more
YES!: Yes! diabetes can be a very seriously disease - especially if not monitored closely and treated aggressively. High sugars often lead to nerve damage in the arms/legs that result in symptoms known as peripheral neuropathy that results in a stocking/glove like sensation of numbness and sometimes even what is referred to as neuropathic pain. Other disorders can also cause peripheral neuropathy. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
EMG/NCV diagnosed Sensory & Motor Demylinating Neuropathy, can that cause: Bladder Dysfunction/Retention, Autonomic & Vasovagal Dysfunction?
Meralgia: Impingement of the lateral cutaneous nerve is termed meralgia paresthetica; it involves numbness and/or burning pain down the distribution of the nerve. It is caused by, usually, an overweight individual's soft tissue compressing down on the nerve when sitting down, causing injury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which disorders can cause postprandial hypotension in And cardiac type pain? cardiologist believes May be disorder of autonomic nervous system
What are the possible causes of widespread neural/nerve tension from the spine causing nerve pain and limited movement?
Neural Tension Sx: Nerve pain is the most disabling pain one can get. The nerve pathways go right to the brain. They say if you look at a nerve funny you will have 9 months of symptoms. The reaction of the body to pressure against a nerve is immediate and intense. Typically, neural tension develops in the spine from a bulging or herniated disc. Mri is crucial to look at the anatomy and nerve conduction testing. ...Read more
Does injury or abnormality in CNS or cranial nerves cause EKG changes or disturbance in electrical signals? Does nerve damages above c-1 cause breathing difficulties? How can they identify which nerves are damaged? From the symptoms?
The : The major nerve controlling heart rate, vascular tension, and gastrointestinal function is the vagus nerve. It is the 10th cranial nerve. It can be compressed or injured a few places between the brainstem and the chest. So, there is at least one way an injury to the neck or brainstem can relate to heart rate, ekg, and breathing. An injury "above c1" implies a brain injury. If it is located in the brainstem, it would have to be very small to be survivable. This area controls many functions that are "primitive"--that is to say, common to all animals. That would include heart rate and breathing. When we talk about brainstem injury, we talk about cranial nerve signs and "long tract" signs, meaning the extremities. By finding the intersection of the involved nerves, the area can be identified. Injuries above the brainstem can be a bit more difficult to localize. Cerebellar problems can be difficult to diagnose and often involve balance and coordination. The midbrain is a relay area of sensory and motor signals. The cerebral cortices, on the other hand, are reasonably well-mapped and those lesions can be recognized more easily. A neurologist or neurosurgeon can help diagnose and treat the problem. Often MRI is needed to help locate and diagnose the problem. To be useful, though, the images should correspond to the symptoms and exam findings. ...Read more
What type of mediated immune attack targets peripheral nerves heart muscle cranial nerves caused by ebv?.Not gbs no pins and needles or inflammation?
Autoimmune disease: Autoimmune diseases can be caused by several different mechanisms but all can result in damage to self-tissues. At times, blood cells attack normal tissue and in other situations, antibodies can inappropriately bind to normal tissues. Each disease has its own mechanism(s) and target organs. Some times viruses invade cells and viral proteins on the cell's surface are targeted by the immune system. ...Read more
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