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Doctor insights on: Gag Reflex In Pregnancy

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Does your gag reflex change during pregnancy? If so, why?

Does your gag reflex change during pregnancy? If so, why?

Some women may : Have an increased gag reflex related to ^ beta-hcg levels. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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


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What is a \gag reflex?

What is a \gag reflex?

Normal reflex: Gag reflex is a normal reflex where stimulation of the back of the throat will provoke choking and gagging. This reflex is often absent in patients with severe neurological injury (stroke) or head injuries. ...Read more

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Why do we have a gag reflex? What controls it?

Why do we have a gag reflex? What controls it?

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

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Please let me know if there is any way to nub the gag reflex?

Please let me know if there is any way to nub the gag reflex?

Gag reflex: Deep relaxation, numbing the mouth & throat, desensitization by training the soft palate to get used to being touched. I am assuming you meant "Numb" when you said "Nub". ...Read more

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How to prevent gag reflex at the dentist?

How to prevent gag reflex at the dentist?

Nitrous oxide: I have found that using nitrous oxide gas helps. However in extreme cases I have used sedation dentistry to put patients to sleep with high hag reflexes. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would a uvulectomy prevent gag reflex?

Hi docs, would a uvulectomy prevent gag reflex?

Uvula: Good question. Would not make any difference as the gag reflex doesn't come from one area. ...Read more

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How common is it to get a gag reflex with dentures?

How common is it to get a gag reflex with dentures?

Fairly common: But this can be corrected by adjusting the length of the denture that extends onto the roof of your mouth. ...Read more

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How can I make myself vomit when i don't have a gag reflex?

BAD idea: Making yourself vomit is a bad idea You should see a doctor if you have an eating disorder ...Read more