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Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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Due to a benign 2x4cm growth on the right vagal nerve, the nerve had to be cut. What does this now mean for the patient?

Due to a benign 2x4cm growth on the right vagal nerve, the nerve had to be cut. What does this now mean for the patient?

Vagotomy: Benign tumors of the vagus nerve are extremely rare. The location of the tumor determines the impact on cutting of the vagus nerve. Discuss with the surgeon who removed the tumor to assess the impact on the patient. ...Read more

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What is vagal nerve stimulator?

Epilepsy: This is a device that is inserted around the vagal nerve in the neck used to reduce epileptic seizures when medications can produce satisfactory control. ...Read more

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What is the vagal nerve stimulator?

What is the vagal nerve stimulator?

VNS: is a wonderful device used to treat refractory seizures and depression. About the size of half an Oreo Cookie it is placed under the skin by a skilled surgeon. A thin wire sends a tiny current intermittently to the brain by way of the left Vagus Nerve in the neck. My patients who are lucky enough to have one report overwhelmingly a vast improvement in their lives. They are made in Houston Tx ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: vagal nerve stimulation?

Electrical pulses : Vagus nerve stimulation prevents seizures by sending small pulses of electrical energy to the brain via the vagus nerve. These pulses are supplied by a device something like a pacemaker commonly implanted under skin in the chest. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose and treat vagal nerve damage.

How do you diagnose and treat vagal nerve damage.

Complicated answer: I would need more info as the diagnosis falls into 2 categories- one when the nerve is overactive (vasovagal syncope) or underactive ( bowel stasis- gastroparesis). In my experience the overactive form is more common in the younger patient and the underactive form is more common in older individuals and particularly those with diabetes. Please meet with your doctor to discuss. Well wishes. ...Read more

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Anyone know how to help me eat better so my vagal nerve does not cause afib?

Anyone know how to help me eat better so my vagal nerve does not cause afib?

Anti-inflammation: I am not aware of any diet that manipulates vagal nerve activity. There is substantial evidence that af is at least partly related to inflammation and fibrosis. I would therefore try to increase foods with strong anti-oxidant properties. ...Read more

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Can epidurals cause vagal nerve damage?

Can epidurals cause vagal nerve damage?

No: The vagus nerve originates in the brain, so an injection affecting spinal nerves should have no effect. ...Read more

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