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Vaso Vagal Shock
Vasovagal: Gowers syndrome is a muscular dystrophy syndrome vasovagal is a syncopal physiology
A condition in which a person cannot circulate enough blood (carrying oxygen and nutrients) to the vital organs in the body. If shock persists, various parts of the body will stop working, and the person will die. Causes of shock include injuries, excessive bleeding, heart failure, infections, chemical imbalances, ...Read more
#1 Have potential: Medical causes been ruled out? That is a must. #2. Are you working with a psychiatrist ; /or a psychiatrist? If not, decide if you want to leave these symptoms behind. If you do, then it is time to aggressively commit to becoming well. Anxiety is treatable. But it will require effort on your part and the guidance of a mental health professional.
My 23 year old experiences fainting episodes (vaso vagal) during movies showing operations, etc. How could he prevent this?
Vaso vagal: The only method of prevention is avoid the kind of stimuli that cause these episodes. There is no specific medication to prevent this.
I usually experience Vaso Vagal reaction after having blood drawn. My latest reaction was flu-like symptoms. Should I do more research into this?
Tell phlebotomist: Such a reaction is not uncommon and is not a disease. Next time you need to have blood drawn, tell the person drawing blood that you tend to faint. After having your blood drawn, rest in the chair for 5-10 minutes. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex.
Sudden pain nausea sweating and disorientation when sitting on toilet, felt faint and the need to call for help No straining, not vaso vagal.
Increased vagal act: When the vagus nerve is stimulated, it is called vagal surge, the response is often a reduction in heart-rate or breathing. In some cases, excessive stimulation can cause someone to have what is known as a vaso-vagal response, appearing to fall into a faint or coma because his or her heart rate and blood pressure drop so much.
Prone to relax: High vagal tone refers to ease of excitement of the parasympathetic branch of autonomic nervous system, which functions to maintain homeostasis, decrease anxiousness, slow heart, ameliorate digestion ; elimination, ; effect ejaculation ; orgasm, i.e., pleasure functions. Other branch, sympathetic, operant w. Fight ; flight for survival. Excess vagal tone can predispose to syncope (fainting).
Due to a benign 2x4cm growth on the right vagal nerve, the nerve had to be cut. What does this now mean for the patient?
Vagotomy: Benign tumors of the vagus nerve are extremely rare. The location of the tumor determines the impact on cutting of the vagus nerve. Discuss with the surgeon who removed the tumor to assess the impact on the patient.
I'm really nervous about going on a aero plane. I have 2nd degree block type 1 due to high vagal tone. No medication. Will I be okay flying?
Common: This type of heart block is common. I am unaware of any restriction from flying.
VNS: Is a wonderful device used to treat refractory seizures and depression. About the size of half an Oreo Cookie it is placed under the skin by a skilled surgeon. A thin wire sends a tiny current intermittently to the brain by way of the left Vagus Nerve in the neck. My patients who are lucky enough to have one report overwhelmingly a vast improvement in their lives. They are made in Houston TxSee 2 more doctor answers
Doctors can evaluate: Paraganglioma are slow growing, usually benign tumors which can be found in many different locations. The treatment of vagal paraganglioma (vp) includes "wait and watch (scan)", surgery, and/or radiotherapy. Sources say surgery is the most common treatment although radiation may be considered in certain circumstances.
Hydartion: Donot cut out salt need to be on possibly betablockers see your doc.
See below.: With sinus tachy, a vagal maneuver will cause the HR to slow gradually. With release, the HR will gradually return to its original rate. With SVT, vagal stimulation will not slow the HR unless is suddenly breaks to normal rhythm. The rate then suddenly drops from, say 170, to
No: Although it theoretically makes sense to use anti arrhythmic medications which target the parasympathetic (vagal) nervous system, studies don't seem to show a difference in success using this approach.See 1 more doctor answer
Complicated answer: I would need more info as the diagnosis falls into 2 categories- one when the nerve is overactive (vasovagal syncope) or underactive (bowel stasis- gastroparesis). In my experience the overactive form is more common in the younger patient and the underactive form is more common in older individuals and particularly those with diabetes. Please meet with your doctor to discuss. Well wishes.
Perhaps: The vagus nerve carries autonomic information to the heart and bowels. It travels from the brainstem (cranial nerve 10), along structures in the neck, then along large blood vessels to the organs of the body. The parasympathetic ganglia can involve vagal nerve fibers at different locations deep in the body. If there is overgrowth of these ganglia, there can develop a ganglionoma.