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Doctor insights on: Hyperactive Vasovagal Reflex

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Hyperactivity (Definition)

Hyperactivity is a term that describes a physical state in which a person is abnormally active. It may be caused by hormonal or emotional disorders, and may also be present in children ...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