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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?

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?

Dysautonomia: Dysautonomia syndrome causes different symptoms alleviated by avoidance of stimulants, ensuring hydration, using magnesium, vitamin D & omega fish oils (www. Cardiamin. Com, use code: CMC), low dose beta blockers e.g. propranolol 5 to 10mg 2 to 3 times daily and SSRIs e.g. citalopram 5 to 10mg daily. Read Dr. Ronald Hoffman’s MVP book (www. Amazon. Com) and visit www. Dysautonomiainternational. O ...Read more

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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


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What medications can calm vagus nerve that is causing symptoms related to digestion?

What medications can calm vagus nerve that is causing symptoms related to digestion?

None: No medication is avaialble to calm vagus nerve.Digestion should be evaluated for any issues ...Read more

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How is vagus nerve problems diagnosed and treated?

How is vagus nerve problems diagnosed and treated?

Many Ways: Vagus nerve problems cause trouble talking or swallowing, hearing loss, or heart or digestive problems. Bladder issues leading to incontinence are often reported in patients with vagus nerve damage as well. ...Read more

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Can vagus nerve problems be treated with exercise?

Can vagus nerve problems be treated with exercise?

Please resubmit: & advise us of the specific vagus nerve condition. ...Read more

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How can dr tell if you have a vagus nerve problem. How do they dignose this?

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

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Can a heart pacemaker stimulate the vagus nerve and cause other problems?

Can a heart pacemaker stimulate the vagus nerve and cause other problems?

No: Cardiac pacemakers maintain and encourage normal heart rhythms, and are used to treat abnormal heart beat patterns. The vagus nerve is stimulated by a vagal nerve stimulator used over the left vagus, which does not have cardiac innervation, and this device helps control seizures. ...Read more

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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

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I have indigestion and bradycardia but all cardio work up is ok. Could a Vagus nerve problem be a possible route of my problems?

NERVE: DID YOUR CARDIOLOGIST DO ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY TEST TO CHECK IF YOU ARE HAVING VASOVAGAL PROBLEMS IE THE TILT TEST, IF NOT REQUEST FOR ONE. IF THAT IS NORMAL SEE A GASTROENTEROLOGIST TO DO AN UPPER ENDOSCOPY. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What are the results of cutting vagus nerve?

What are the results of cutting vagus nerve?

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.[11] 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

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What are the symptoms of a sensitive vagus nerve?

Multiple: Patients with vagus nerve disorders may have a variety of symptoms, including low blood pressure, irregular heart rhythms, difficulty in swallowing and digestive problems. ...Read more

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Do any of you know what a vagus nerve stimulater is?

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

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How to treat a damaged vagus nerve?

Depends: Really depends on where the nerve is damaged and what caused the damage to assess whether the nerve can be repaired. ...Read more

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Does the vagus nerve deplete your sodium?

Does the vagus nerve deplete your sodium?

Vegas Nerve: No, your vagus nerve is not related
to sodium regulation. But oo much sodium or not enough sodium could perhaps slow or accelerate the vagus nerve function. ...Read more

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How does hydralazine block the vagus nerve?

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

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Can you dignose vagus nerve symtoms with blood?

Can you dignose vagus nerve symtoms with blood?

Unclear: Your question is unclear. "vagus nerve symptoms" is not really a description of what's going on. The nerve goes too many places and does to many things to know what you're referring to. Even considering that, it's unlikely a blood test could reveal nerve problems. ...Read more

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Does hydralazine work by blocking the vagus nerve?

Hydralazine: It relaxes vascular smooth muscles, resulting in dilation of arteries & arterioles (small vessels). ...Read more

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What is the correlation between dysautonomia and the vagus nerve?

What is the correlation between dysautonomia and the vagus nerve?

Dysautonomia: This world is used when there is imbalance between the 2 autonomic system, sympathetic and parasympathetic---

the vagal nerve is one of the conductors of parasympathetic
---increase vagal tone, balance excessive sympathetic activity, which are not always healthy. ...Read more

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Which part of the nervous system is control by 75% of the vagus nerve?

Which part of the nervous system is control by 75% of the vagus nerve?

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

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Can you tell me if there are tests for vagus nerve in neck if damaged?

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

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Are there specific vagus nerve disorders? If so, what are they called?

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

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Vagus nerve can get inflamed, and how or why? Can it affect the heartbeat? Thanks

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

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What are the indications for a vagus nerve stimulator?

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

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What are the symtoms if the vagus nerve is cut in the neck?

What are the symtoms if the vagus nerve is cut in the neck?

Depends: I f below branch called recurrent laryngeal- there may be no symptoms.
This is a concern with neck or carotid artery surgery ...Read more

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How to calm vagus nerve?

Please clarify: Your question is not clear. Please repost your question with an explanation of how and why you consider your vagus nerve to be nervous. ...Read more

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What happens if we cut vagus nerve?

Vagus nerve: Cutting the vagus nerve, especially bilaterally can led to severe heart problems along with lung issues such as pneumonia, bronchitis among other issues. ...Read more

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How is a sensitive vagus nerve diagnosed?

How is a sensitive vagus nerve diagnosed?

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

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What can cause increased stimulation of the vagus nerve?

Vagus nerve: This is called Parasympathetic overstimulation, some causes being; Holding your breath, Dipping your face in cold water, Coughing, Tensing your stomach muscles by straining, Emotional stress, Infection. ...Read more

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Is it possible to mess up the function of the vagus nerve?

Is it possible to mess up the function of the vagus nerve?

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

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Can the vagus nerve cycle between being overactive and under active? What would be the symptoms?

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

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What are the methods for diagnosing/ locating damage to vagus nerve? Can it be repaired/ reactivated?

Variable: 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

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What is it like to wear a vagus nerve stimulator?

Not very visible: Cosmetically, the stimulator/battery unit is placed below the collarbone. It may not be very visible under the skin. ...Read more

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Can ACDF surgery cause damage to the Vagus nerve?

Can ACDF surgery cause damage to the Vagus nerve?

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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