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What is the vagus nerve? Can gerd/lpr stimulate it and what symptoms occur if it can?

What is the vagus nerve? Can gerd/lpr stimulate it and what symptoms occur if it can?

Nerves in the neck: The vagal nerves, 1 on either side of the neck, control the vocal cords; the left vagal nerve also gives parasympathetic innervation to the heart. In theory, gerd shouldn't stimulate the vagal nerves, because the esophagus is further back in the throat, while the vagal nerves are close to the front of the throat. ...Read more

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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I was told that because of the vagus nerve that GERD can cause a fast heart rate. Is that true?

I was told that because of the vagus nerve that GERD can cause a fast heart rate. Is that true?

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 more

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Does gerd/acid reflux always cause stimulation of the vagus nerve? If yes, are symptoms of stimulation different from those of anxiety?

Does gerd/acid reflux always cause stimulation of the vagus nerve? If yes, are symptoms of stimulation different from those of anxiety?

Vagus: Interesting question. Symptoms of stimulation of the vagus nerve are not usually associated with anxiety. The vagus nerve has many functions and i won't go into all of them here do to space limitations. Reflux can cause stimulation of the nerve and chest pain and synocope/near synocpe (passing out) can happen but that's often in severe cases and usually with cold/hot beverages/drinks. ...Read more

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What happens if we cut vagus nerve?

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 to treat a damaged vagus nerve?

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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What is vagus nerve stimulation?

What is vagus nerve stimulation?

Seizure Treatment: Vagus nerve stimulation involves the surgical implantation of a small device, similar to a pacemaker, in the chest with wires under the skin which are wrapped around the vagus nerve in the neck. Vns has been found effective in the treatment of some patients with seizures. ...Read more

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How can vbloc therapy affect the vagus nerve?

Electrically: An electrode is implanted that is hooked to a pulse generator and the nerve is stimulated. Depending on where the electrode is placed and what the desired result is, this would be the end result. To my knowlege, vbloc is not available in the USA other than perhaps a research center under rigidly controlled experimental protocols. Interesting question, why do you ask? ...Read more

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Can the vagus nerve get damaged from c-section?

Highly unlikely: The vagus nerve connects to the heart on the right side, internal organs on left side of neck. A c-section would involve only terminal branches at an extreme, and affect little if any, vagal function. ...Read more

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

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

VNS: is a type of highly successful neuromodulation therapy for refractory seizures and depression. In the future VNS therapy will be used for CHF and likely other conditions. Tiny electrical impulses are delivered to the Vagus Nerve in the neck to modulate brainstem activity in the case of VNS for seizures and depression. ...Read more

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Could tracheal inflammation irritate the vagus nerve and exacerbate anxiety?

Could tracheal inflammation irritate the vagus nerve and exacerbate anxiety?

Yes: Yes, but for other much more common reasons, the inflamation itself may produce or worsen the anxiety. A dr examination can clarify the exact cause, and rule out possibilities in this case. ...Read more

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What is the vagus nerve or 'mini brain' and what are some tests i can get to see if mine is malfunctioning?

1st, take your pulse: The vagus nerve is a nerve that goes directly from the brain to various organs to run normal activities like regulation of the gut activity, heart rate and gland secretion. Irritation of the nerve often causes a decline in pulse rate (and lower blood pressure, dizziness and /or fainting). ...Read more

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I was diagnosed lone atrial filtration caused by vagus nerve. Could you give me advice how to calm down vagus nerve?

I was diagnosed lone atrial filtration caused by vagus nerve. Could you give me advice how to calm down vagus nerve?

Confusing: Atrial fibrillation isn't generally caused by vagal stimulation so your question is a mystery. I'm not sure what you heard your doctor say but i think it may be somewhat distorted? Please ask for a clarification. ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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Gerd (Definition)

It is normal to have some gastroesophageal reflux (ger). It becomes a disease( gerd) when it causes organ damage (imflammation of the esophagus, or barrett's esophagus), it has a significant negative impact on your life, or requires dependence ...Read more


Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

A painful burning sensation in the esophagus, just below or behind the breastbone. The pain often rises in your chest and may radiate to ...Read more