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Can mild food allergy cause vasovagal reflex (dizzy spell, palpitations, sweaty, trouble swallowing)? Even the following meals without trigger food?

Can mild food allergy cause vasovagal reflex (dizzy spell, palpitations, sweaty, trouble swallowing)? Even the following meals without trigger food?

Strong food allergie: Mild food allergies usually don't cause the symptoms you've mentioned. However strong, positive food allergies can certainly produce that. It would be best for you to work with your doctor, and get a comprehensive food allergy with complement testing done to determine which foods you must stay away from, and which food you can eat safely. Plus you will need to discuss the the need for epipen (epinephrine). ...Read more

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Vasovagal conditions hereditary?

Vasovagal: Yes. There are reports of hereditary situations that could trigger vasovagal response. ...Read more

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What is causes of vasovagal attack?

What is causes of vasovagal attack?

Sight of blood: A number of people have a severe reaction to the sight of blood and pass out from the sit of blood. They recover on their own. It can be also a reaction to stress. They get clammy and drop their blood pressure and lose consciousness for a brief moment. ...Read more

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What's a vasovagal reaction feel like?

What's a vasovagal reaction feel like?

Vasovagal : Clammy or sweaty, lightheaded or dizzy & possibly nauseous. ...Read more

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What are the ways to control vasovagal attacks?

What are the ways to control vasovagal attacks?

Avoidance techniques: Vsavagal attacks (neurocardiogenic syncope) occurs as a result of an abnormal reflex between the heart and the brain creating a vagal response to the heart and blood vessels, resulting in a drop in blood pressure and heart rate. The best treatment is avoidance. Once symptoms ate felt: lay down or perform kegel techniques (squeeze pelvic muscles). Fluid hydration very important. Also there are rx. ...Read more

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What is a \gag reflex?

What is a \gag reflex?

Normal reflex: Gag reflex is a normal reflex where stimulation of the back of the throat will provoke choking and gagging. This reflex is often absent in patients with severe neurological injury (stroke) or head injuries. ...Read more

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Symptoms of acid reflex?

Symptoms of acid reflex?

Several: Symptoms include belching, heartburn, cough, abdominal pain, hoarseness. It is rare to have all these symptoms. Alarm symptoms include weight loss and food getting caught. If you have these, you should see a doctor right away. ...Read more

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Whats vasovagal syncope?

Whats vasovagal syncope?

A Drop in Heart Rate: Vasovagal syncope refers to passing out when the vagus or 10th cranial nerve is stimulated. One important function of the vagus is to slow your heart down. Any activity that increases the pressure inside your abdomen can stimulate the vagus. So vasovagal syncope often happens when one is bearing down to try to urinate as in elderly men standing at the toliet. ...Read more

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What causes acid reflex?

What causes acid reflex?

Acid reflux: Acid reflux or gerd technically is caused by poor tone of the sphincter that opens and closes between the esophogus (tube from mouth to stomach) and the stomach. This allows food to come back up with the stomach acid. It may also be caused from a lack of stomach acid that allows food to sit in the stomach too long and then can reflux back up. The stomach acid helps break down the food. ...Read more