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Vagus Nerve And Heart Rate
Every time when i have a slower heart rate there comes a bubble popping sound out of my throat?! What is this?
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
20 year old female with myositis ossificans in paraspinal muscles c6/c7. Could it irritate vagus nerve causing 144bpm heart rate, breathless, fatigue?
Endothelial Problem: Heavy meals can cause the cells covering the interior wall of arteries to become sluggishly and sticky, a condition called endothelial dysfunction. This leads to decreases blood supply to the organs. In your case, the heart. The heart rate increase due to the increased demand without the appropriate supply of blood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
22 year old son when eating feels like food is stuck near his heart area. He gets faint, sweaty, heart rate lower, can this be the vagus nerve 4 yrs ?
Correct perception: It's likely that the food is literally getting stuck transiently after he swallows. He needs to be evaluated for an esophageal problem. If he becomes completely obstructed he will not even be able to swallow liquids and will end up in the er. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I feel like my heart is racing but my heart rate and BP are normal. Results from heart monitor and echo were fine. Could this be vagus nerve related?
Brake on the heart: The vagus nerve (cranial nerve 10) is the "brake" on the heart. When it is activated it slows down the heart. In heart disease, it can be either helpful or part of the problem, depending on the particular disease process at work. If it's over-active, it can force the heart to beat to slowly. If it isn't working, it can let the heart beat to fast. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Isn't your vagus nerve connected to your heart rhythm? If so how are pvcs not exaggerated by GI problems since the v nerve is being irritated?
It could, but: Pvc's are sometimes encouraged when the intrinsic rhythm of the heart is slowed down, this is known as parasympathetic overstimulation which would actually be mediated by the vagus nerve. So, if one is prone to having bradycardia-induced pvc's, overstimulation of the vagus can lead to pvc's, this would typically accompany nausea and possibly vomitting. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can my vagus nerve be the cause of my anxiety?I had fundoplication and developed anxiety thereafter all heart tests are ok
One of the few times: in medicine that I believe I can say with 100% unequivocal certainty that NO- your vagus nerve cannot be the cause of yours OR ANYBODY's anxiety. That's because a single CRANIAL NERVE is incapable of causing the generation of a sentiment which is the conglomeration and coalescing of multiple intricate and personality specific attributes. ...Read more
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