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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Increased Reflexes (Overview)

Increased deep tendon reflexes are a clinical finding in which the reflexes of the major joints in the body are tested by a physician (such as tapping beneath the knee) and are found to be produce more of a reflex response in speed or amount of movement.


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What causes a loss of reflexes?

What causes a loss of reflexes?

A lot of things: When ever there is injury to the nerve which supply that mascule the reflex will be down. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
13 doctors shared insights

Increased Reflexes (Overview)

Increased deep tendon reflexes are a clinical finding in which the reflexes of the major joints in the body are tested by a physician (such as tapping beneath the knee) and are found to be produce more of a reflex response in speed or amount of movement.


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What does it mean when they say absence of reflexes?

What does it mean when they say absence of reflexes?

This means: Each nerve in the legs and arm supply certain muscles, when the reflex of that muscle is absent this means the nerve is injured. ...Read more

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Are the deep tendon reflexes increased in a drunk person?

Are the deep tendon reflexes increased in a drunk person?

No: If the person under the influence his reflexes should be down from normal. ...Read more

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What are the best treatments for reflex sympathetic dystrophy?

What are the best treatments for reflex sympathetic dystrophy?

EARLY DIAGNOSIS!: The most important treatment is early diagnosis, which can make a difference in success. Aggressive home passive and active range-of-motion excercises, heat soaks (avoiding ice), along with medication management, is key to early success. Often sympathetic nerve blocks are useful. Seek a pain specialist soon for the best chance for success. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of Reflex ?

How can I get rid of Reflex ?

Do you mean: acid reflux? Need to talk to doctor and get treatment. No alcohol smoking or caffeine, eat smaller meals,do not lay down after eating, if over weigth loose weight. ...Read more

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Is there anything i can do to take vitamin C tablets 2000 milligrams and not have acid reflex?

Is there anything i can do to take vitamin C tablets 2000 milligrams and not have acid reflex?

Buffered Vit C: Vitamin c is Ascorbic Acid and like any acid could irritate your GI tract. That is why i recommend buffered vitamin c such as calcium ascorbate or magnesium ascorbate tablets, capsules or powder. You might do even better taking something like buffered vitamin c powder from nutricology, which is buffered with calcium, magnesium and potassium & from cassava root- as much vit c comes from gmo corn! ...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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I was wondering does the increased risk of having a child with genetic defects such as down syn. also apply to men over age 40?

I was wondering does the increased risk of having a child with genetic defects such as down syn. also apply to men over age 40?

Not as much: It seems that men get a pass on this issue for the most part. The fact that only the healthiest swimmers will hook up and do the job is likely part of it. Women are born with the only eggs they will ever have, and these are subject to a lifetime of chemical,radiation and other exposures.Men generate sperm from basic stem cells and create millions of new sperm on a constant basis. ...Read more

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Why does spinal chord compression cause increased reflexes?

Why does spinal chord compression cause increased reflexes?

Physiology: Due to compression of corticospinal pathways, weakness can occur, and inhibition of these areas in the spinal cord allow excitatory responses to supervene, and thence increased reflexes in the legs. Actually, an archaic response to preserve function in motor pathways in case of injury. ...Read more