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Doctor insights on: Hyperactive Vasovagal Reflex

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Hyperactivity (Definition)

or impulsive motor activity that has not been planned before being carried out. Restlessness and inability ...Read more


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Is there a way to get rid of a hyperactive gag reflex?

Is there a way to get rid of a hyperactive gag reflex?

No: No,you can try and control your gag reflex by consciously not thinking about it,once you start gagging it is difficult to control it ...Read more

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Why hyperactive deep tendon reflex occure in hypocalcemia?

Why hyperactive deep tendon reflex occure in hypocalcemia?

Spastic muscles : Muscles get "tetanic" when there isn't enough calcium. They contract more easily because the decreased calcium affects contractility of muscle fibers. ...Read more

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How does a hyperactive stretch reflex (due to spinal cord injury) result in clonus?

Brakes are released: The quick answer: the brain/spinal cord send electrical fibers to control the muscles. When the fibers are severed, the muscles "do their own thing", unregulated. http://www.livestrong.com/article/197920-causes-of-clonus/. ...Read more

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Can mild food allergy cause vasovagal reflex (dizzy spell, palpitations, sweaty, trouble swallowing)? Even the following meals without trigger food?

Can mild food allergy cause vasovagal reflex (dizzy spell, palpitations, sweaty, trouble swallowing)? Even the following meals without trigger food?

Strong food allergie: Mild food allergies usually don't cause the symptoms you've mentioned. However strong, positive food allergies can certainly produce that. It would be best for you to work with your doctor, and get a comprehensive food allergy with complement testing done to determine which foods you must stay away from, and which food you can eat safely. Plus you will need to discuss the the need for epipen (epinephrine). ...Read more

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What is the vasovagal syndrome?

What is the vasovagal syndrome?

Simple faint: Vasovagal syncope is the most common cause of a simple faint. It is a neurocardiogenic response whereby a trigger ( ie blood draw, dentist drill) cause a surge of adrenaline causing a strong heart beat which feeds back on the vagus nerve that then leads to a chagall stimulation which cause dilatation of the blood vessel (lowers blood pressure) and slow heart rate. ...Read more

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How can this reflex be controlled ?

How can this reflex be controlled ?

Which type?: Are talking about acid reflux ? It can be treated with lifestyle changes and medications. ...Read more

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How can I keep my child from being hyperactive?

How can I keep my child from being hyperactive?

Treatment: Treatment is the cornerstone if your child has been formally diagnosed. Behavioral therapy also has a place in treatment. ...Read more

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Please tell me what causes hyperactivity in children ?

Please tell me what causes hyperactivity in children ?

All that wiggles is : not just ADHD, although that's a possibility, especially with genetic loading, Anxiety Disorders, chaotic home environment, sleep apnea, inadequate consolidated sleep from a behavior disorder, prenatal exposure to alcohol, tobacco &/or drugs, neurodevelopmental disorders with ADHD as part of the neurobehavioral profile. Behavioral symptoms require diagnostic evaluation to determine treatment plan. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Hyperactivity?

What is the definition or description of: Hyperactivity?

Purposeless: or impulsive motor activity that has not been planned before being carried out. Restlessness and inability to be still physically. ...Read more

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What is the light reflex method, in regards to pupilometers?

What is the light reflex method, in regards to pupilometers?

Light reflex: This refers to when a light is shone in the eye, the pupil will constrict (get smaller). It is testing cranial nerve III as well as the constrictor muscle of the eye. ...Read more

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Is there a connectiong between hyperactivity and food additives?

Is there a connectiong between hyperactivity and food additives?

Undetermined: The to& fro on food additives first peaked in the early 70's. By eliminating dyes & additives parents often saw improvement in behaviors although most testing could not verify effects.Later studies show minor effects of food additives as well as various foods, exclusion of which improves performance. A subset of the population is probably sensative but identification of the subgroup is difficult. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: neurally mediated reflex syncope?

What is the definition or description of: neurally mediated reflex syncope?

Syncope: A simple description is that physical or psychological stimuli cause nervous system reflexes to slow the heart and lower the blood pressure the result being the patient passes out. ...Read more

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Symptoms of acid reflex?

Symptoms of acid reflex?

Several: Symptoms include belching, heartburn, cough, abdominal pain, hoarseness. It is rare to have all these symptoms. Alarm symptoms include weight loss and food getting caught. If you have these, you should see a doctor right away. ...Read more

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Can vasovagal be prevented?

Can vasovagal be prevented?

Yes: Yes in many instances through avoidance of triggers, adequate hydration and/or medications. Talk with your physician. ...Read more

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Can vasovagal syncope be cured?

Can vasovagal syncope be cured?

Depends: Sometimes vasovagal syncope is sel limiting, others it is a recurrent problem and requires attempts to treat with medications. The most important thing is attempting to stay hydrated and eat small frequent meals. If you feel like you are about to pass out sit down and put your head in between your legs or lie down on floor so if you do pass out you don't hurt yourself. ...Read more

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Could everyone have a gag reflex?

Could everyone have a gag reflex?

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

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Can you die from vasovagal syncope?

Not generally but...: Not unless you fall off a ladder, drown in a pool or get into a accident from passing out. If you feel it coming on it is important you are in a safe place and put tour head down or lie down. ...Read more

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