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Vagus Nerve Digestion Problems
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
Very: Unlikely can this kind of straining cause damage to the vagus nerves. ...Read more
Can acid reflux or other GI issues cause heart palpitations (PVCs) (e.g., via vagus nerve irritation)?
EMG/NCV diagnosed Sensory & Motor Demylinating Neuropathy, can that cause: Bladder Dysfunction/Retention, Autonomic & Vasovagal Dysfunction?
Unusual: Gastroparesis is more typically seen when there is a autonomic neuropathy condition as can be seen in diabetes. Connective tissue disorders on occasion can also cause gastroparesis but those disorders are usually really to scleroderma conditions. In lupus you may see a complication called vasculitis in which there is inflammation of the blood vessels supplying a nerve. It would be unusual to see this affecting this nerve ...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
Vagus: Damage to the vagus is unlikely to cause pain or high bp. ...Read more
TOS: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome involves the nerves traveling through the shoulder at the level of the 1st rib. The phrenic nerve does not typically travel through the outlet and is usually on the anterior scalene muscle that forms the anterior border of the outlet. Occasionally an accessory phrenic nerve may be dominant and travel through the outlet but I have not seen any cases with breathing problems. ...Read more
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
Is there a connection between vagus nerve irritation (causing hiccuping) and dementia?
What are causes of vagus nerve irritation?
Not directly: Elderly people may suffer both, but they are not related. Damage to the nerve can result from injuries or even some surgeries. Aging alone can impair it to some degree. Discuss this w/ your doctor so you'll understand better about your condition and what to expect (or not). Best! ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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