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Vagus Nerve Digestion Problems
ENT DR said that my dizziness, light sensitivity, headaches are caused by back of neck tightness/strain, I experience PVC and acidreflux (digestion problems)too should I talk to him about vagus nerve?
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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
Heart rate problems.: Unlikely that a doctor would be just able to diagnose vagus nerve problems. Very uncommon diagnosis and hard to conclusively say vagus nerve it self has a problem. Most people just have a " vasovagal " response that is different from actually a vagus nerve problem. As with all medical neuro problems getting evaluated by a neurologist would be best. ...Read more
Could the pain in my neck be causing problems with my vagus nerve which could be causing esophageal spasms?
Feel faint when exercising after a meal. Been told it is a vagus nerve problem. Is there any fix for this?
Fainting: As a general rule people should not exercise for two hours after a meal. The parasympathetic autonomic nervous system is activated during the digestive process. This will result in slowing of your heart rate and a slight reduction of your blood pressure. This is entirely normal. If you have symptoms of lightheadedness or fainting then consult your physician for further investigation. ...Read more
Major stomach problems for 2 years with no help from 8 doctors. I wonder what are the chances its related to the vagus nerve and if it was can u help?
Insufficient data: Please repost: Do you mean the actual stomach, or are you using the word in its loose nonmedical sense of "abdomen" or "GI tract"? ...Read more
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 more
Could my GI problems cause my vagus nerve to give me palps. All electrolytes normal and hormones normal. Have pain and gas on upper left and midsectio?
No: No it could not. See a doctor and have these issues evaluated. ...Read more
Vagotomy # effects: Vagotomy (cutting of the vagus nerve) is a now-obsolete therapy that was performed for peptic ulcer disease. Vagotomy is currently being researched as a less invasive alternative weight-loss procedure to gastric bypass surgery. the procedure curbs the feeling of hunger and is sometimes performed in conjunction with putting bands on patients' stomachs, resulting in average weight loss of 43% at. ...Read more
Seizure treatment: Vns is an fda-approved treatment for patients with refractory partial epilepsy (over age 12). It is a matchbook-sized device implanted under the skin in the upper left chest with a wire that connects to the left vagus nerve (in the neck). It is programmed by your neurologist to provide electrical stimulation for 30 seconds at 5 minute intervals. It can be a very effective treatment. ...Read more
Not a MOA: Hydralazine is a direct smooth muscle relaxer based on its intracellular action on Calcium. In situ, it does not appear to have a direct effect on the vagus nerve, but rather may have an effect on the sinoatrial node and a reflex response (increased heart rate) due to the decreased blood pressure (baroreceptor response). ...Read more
Hydralazine: It relaxes vascular smooth muscles, resulting in dilation of arteries & arterioles (small vessels). ...Read more
Please clarify: Frankly, I have no idea what your post means. The vagus nerve is PART of the nervous system. It's part of the parasympathetic nervous system. Maybe if you posted what led you to ask the question I could figure out what you mean because right now I haven't got a clue. It's like asking, "Which part of the car is control by 75% of the windshield? " ...Read more
Why do you ask?: Where did you get idea that your vagus nerve is damaged? Vagal input on the right affects the heart rate, and on left predominantly, the other internal organs within the thorax and abdomen. Vagal function can be tested, but I have NO clue as to why you are asking your question. ...Read more
Vagal Disorders vary: Neuralgia, respiratory and vocal problems, problems swallowing, stomach problems [gastroparesis], vasovagal reflex induced fainting, heart arrhythmias, and urinary problems. Patients with anxiety, depression, or who lose consciousness during complex partial seizures or generalized seizures, and whose seizures are not being controlled by medication, may benefit from vagal nerve stimulation. ...Read more
Never heard that BUT: I don't see why a Vagus Nerve couldn't be inflamed by autoimmune circumstances, the presence of a virus, or being caught up in nasty abscess. So by that standard any organ including the heart could be affected if the actual vagal connections are compromised due to inflammation of the nerve. I think it would be very hard to prove Vagal Neuritis with today's science but we could figure it out. ...Read more
A bright 20yr old with 8autoimmune dx, 2 syndromes.11dr. Over 2yrs countless test, restricted diet, etc. She is having short lock in episodes. Vagus nerve?
Too complex: Too little information, can't give you a meaningful response. ...Read more
Uncontrolled sz: Those with uncontrolled partial epilepsy should be evaluated for resective epilepsy. If not a candidate, those with uncontrolled seizures may consider vagus nerve stimulation (vns). Vns should be thought of as another anti seizure medication (aed). It rarely eliminates the need to take aeds. It is palliative, not curative. ...Read more
I f below branch called recurrent laryngeal- there may be no symptoms.
This is a concern with neck or carotid artery surgery ...Read more
Symptoms: The vagus nerve controls heart rate blood pressure and other automatic functions of stomach, bowel, bladder. Vaso-vagal syncope is common with sudden pale, light-headed and faint. Stress, shock, donating blood etc can cause this reaction. Rubbing the neck may induce reaction. Heart rate studies may suggest a problem. ...Read more
Yes.: If the vagus nerve is injured during surgery, the function of it will be affected. This can either be temporary or permanent, based on whether the nerve was just stretched or cut. Surgery of the foregut, which includes the esophagus and stomach, are the most common surgeries that can injure the vagus nerve. ...Read more
Yes.: Overactive example pass out when see blood. Sympathetic failure? Trigger points localized points discomfort with bizarre symptoms if activated are sympathetically maintained. There is sympathetic sudomotor syndrome where compress area lets say neck muscle and only 1/2 forehead sweats. Simple injury to sympathetics can produce severest of pains that may destroy persons life called regionalpreviousn. ...Read more
What are the methods for diagnosing/ locating damage to vagus nerve? Can it be repaired/ reactivated?
The vagus="the wandering nerve is one of two vagus
nerves that are left anterior and right posterior along the esophagus in the chest to the stomach.
If one is damaged there may be no signs.
If both are damaged or surgically divided there are changes in gastric -stomach acid production and motility.
But if cut high in the neck the recurrent laryngeal -voice nerves will be affected. ...Read more
No: But has other complications, discuss with the surgeon risks, benefits and alternatives of the procedure before you proceed, a second or even a third opnion, if you wish, is your right, if you can afford the time and access to other surgeons, good luck ...Read more
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