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Gag Reflex In Pregnancy
Some women may: Have an increased gag reflex related to ^ beta-hcg levels. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Why would you want..: ...to stop your gag reflex? When procedures are done such as endoscopies, TEE's, and other procedures that require penetration deeply into the pharynx and beyond local anesthesia can be given. However, just in general, there'd be little cause to do this...unless it is severely interfering in some way with NORMAL daily activities. Please send more questions to: www. Healthtap. Com/dr-saghafi ...Read more
Gag reflex: Contraction of the back of the throat is triggered by an object touching the roof of the mouth & back of tongue is a protective mechanism to help prevent choking. The reflex action involves two nerves, one is sensory from the throat (Glossopharyngeal nerve) to the brain, and the other one the motor nerve (Vagus nerve) from the brain to the throat. ...Read more
Fairly common: But this can be corrected by adjusting the length of the denture that extends onto the roof of your mouth. ...Read more
BAD idea: Making yourself vomit is a bad idea You should see a doctor if you have an eating disorder ...Read more
Occupational therapy: Normal toddlers can be gaggy with certain foods. You will know if it is time for professional intervention if they begin having a feeding aversion and avoiding certain textures. When feeding time becomes a chore and you find yourself unable to cope or your child is not gaining weight it is time for help. Your pediatrician is the first place to start for advice and growth parameter evaluation. ...Read more
6 yo w/sensitive gag reflex. Got a mouthful of water today at pool & vomited right away. This was 3 hrs ago. Seems fine now. Coughed 2x since. Worry?
If symptoms persist: If child is not having ongoing symptoms such as cough, choking, difficulty breathing, child is okay. Key to observe child over the next 24 hours. If symptoms of cough, choking or difficulty breathing occur, child needs evaluation in emergency room. Dry drowning and/or secondary drowning is very rare. ...Read more
Come again?: With very few exceptions, everyone DOES have a gag reflex. The afferent limb of the gag reflex is mediated by the glossopharyngeal nerve and the efferent limb by the vagus nerve. The reflex is part of your defense against foreign bodies getting lodged in your throat or airway. Maybe you had a different question in mind, because the one you posted doesn't make much sense. ...Read more
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
Gag reflex: Everyone's gag reflex is different. It is possible to gradually overcome it, for example, sword swallowers at the circus. ...Read more
No!: One can learn to control this reflex but god gave it to you and it is there to protect your airway and to empty your stomach when necessary. I would assume your are referring to this in lieu of oral sex practices (but you know what assuming does). Gag reflex is normal, necessary and shouldn't be tampered with. ...Read more
Not likely: Multiple sclerosis is a disorder affecting various areas of brain, spinal cord, and eyes, with differing events over time. An isolated gag reflex change is not suggestive of MS, and could well represent biological sensitivity variations. If this is a problem affecting eating or swallowing, might have your doctor evaluate. ...Read more
Sometimes: It isn't really well studied but some of my patients have told me the surgery helped with the gag reflux. You can't count on it, but if your tonsils are huge it stands to reason that decreasing the obstruction can open things up and diminish gagging in the presence of food or an upper respiratory infection. ...Read more
Soft, mushy foods: In general soft, mushy foods can help minimize the effects of a hypersensitive gag reflex, however everyone is different. It will take some (messy) trial and error to find out exactly what he can and can't eat. A good pediatric speech therapist is a great resource, you can find one affiliated with your nearest children's hospital. ...Read more
Gagger: It is not "hard" to get braces with a gag reflex, but it may take more office time to place the braces. Speak to your orthodontic specialist about the concerns of a gag reflex. If I know ahead of time, there are methods of placing brackets w/o gagging patients, but again, it is a more timely process. ...Read more
Gag reflex 3 months ago, I started having a gag reflex, not just in the morning, its all day. I cant focus in anything, and its embarassing me?
Gag?: May I presume you mean an esophageal discomfort and not three months of constant retching? If your gag reflex is actively retching for this long as I suggest a follow up with your primary care or GI doctor of choice? ...Read more
Is it ok to not have a gag reflex or should I be worried dr said I don't have 1 he said he wasn't to worried but his face and voice told a diff story?
Stumping the Doctor: Your doctor may have just been reacting to what sounds like an odd question. If you are eating and drinking you have a gag reflex. It may be lessened in any given situation but to swallow without difficulties may be all the proof you need that there is no problem to be concerned with. ...Read more
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