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What are "foveal reflexes"?

What are "foveal reflexes"?

Retinal bright spot: The fovea is the center of the back of the eye, the point at which the most detailed vision is registered. When your ophthalmologist looks into the back of your eye with his ophthalmoscope, he will see in a normal eye the foveal reflex which is a bright spot of light reflected from that critical central area. ...Read more

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Reflex oeso phagytis?

Reflex oeso phagytis?

Reflux esopahgitis: Reflux esophagitis (re) is a common condition due to the sphincter at the base of the esophagus (e) not able to keep gastric contents from refluxing up the e. Usually it present as heartburn after meals or made worse by lying down in bed. Symtoms of e also are a cough which is dry when in bed. For a diagnosis, see a GI doctor and have an endoscopy. If ire is found, use protein pump inhibitor. ...Read more

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What makes brisk reflexes?

What makes brisk reflexes?

Good nerves: Some people have naturally brisk reflexes. If brisk reflexes are present at an early age and equal on the two sides, usually nothing wrong. Pathologically brisk reflexes can occur:
a. If nervous system is overstimulated (hyperthyroid, crack, fright etc) or if the reflex centers become disinhibited by brain or spinal cord disease, . ...Read more

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What can affect reflex time?

What can affect reflex time?

Relex time: Low thyroid will slow it down
Being nervous will speed it up. ...Read more

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How can this reflex be controlled?

How can this reflex be controlled?

Which type?: Are talking about acid reflux? It can be treated with lifestyle changes and medications. ...Read more

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What could cause failure of the reflex test?

What could cause failure of the reflex test?

Reflex failure: Tendon reflex can be abnormal with spinal injury or compression of a spinal nerve as with herniated discs. Other things such an magnesium abnormalities can also cause loss of reflex function as magnesium is utilized in the body for nerve conduction along with potassium. ...Read more

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How does the time of day affect your reflexes?

How does the time of day affect your reflexes?

Little effect: Reflexes vary based on energy level, fatigue, nutrition, sleep, chemical balance, diet, medication ingestion, recreational drug usage, etc., but in general, in the healthy individual, there is little variation otherwise from hour to hour. ...Read more

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How can I get faster and develop better reflexes?

How can I get faster and develop better reflexes?

Weight lifting: Believe it or not, some of the most coordinated and fastest folks are those who are stronger and more flexible. Current consensus is that light weights with higher number of reps, with 3 total sets of each category seems to offer best outcome. ...Read more

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What to do if I have bad gag reflexes. Can I fix that?

What to do if I have bad gag reflexes. Can I fix that?

Gag reflexes: If you have a strong gag reflex is is unlikely that you can change that. You just need to be aware of it and if getting any treatment, like dentistry you need to make the doctor aware. ...Read more

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What food can I add to my diet to give me better. Reflexes?

What food can I add to my diet to give me better. Reflexes?

No magic here: "reflexes" are partly born (some folks have no deep tendon reflexes), and in sports partly your natural talent (people's aptitudes vary), largely your training and focus, and to a small extent your overall level of fitness. No magic food or pill confers health (despite all the internet baloney), but an overall healthy diet will leave you lean & well-muscled. ...Read more

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What is the light reflex method, in regards to pupilometers?

What is the light reflex method, in regards to pupilometers?

Light reflex: This refers to when a light is shone in the eye, the pupil will constrict (get smaller). It is testing cranial nerve III as well as the constrictor muscle of the eye. ...Read more

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Please explain if it is possible to reduce or improve your reflexes?

Too vague: Please repost your question and specify what "reflexes" you are referring to. The term doesn't mean the same thing to doctors as it does to the average layperson. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of neurally mediated reflex syncope?

What are the most common symptoms of neurally mediated reflex syncope?

Lgihtheadedness: Lightheadedness, nausea pre syncope

fatigue with or withour nausea post.

White or pale apearing during event. ...Read more

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How could I get faster reflexes, a higher metabolasm, and sharper wits?

Exercise: Exercise can improve reflexes, increase metabolism and improve cognition. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: neurally mediated reflex syncope?

What is the definition or description of: neurally mediated reflex syncope?

Syncope: A simple description is that physical or psychological stimuli cause nervous system reflexes to slow the heart and lower the blood pressure the result being the patient passes out. ...Read more

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Do you get healed totally after you have been treated for neurally mediated reflex syncope?

Syncope: Neurally mediated syncope is a disorder of the autonomic regulation of postural tone, which results in hypotension, bradycardia, and loss of consciousness. If it is from bradycardia alone then pace maker could resolve it. If it is from vasodilation it is difficult to treat. You need to consult cardiologist/neurologist. ...Read more

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Hey! I believe I have Gastricolic reflex! My question is? How do I treat it to make it better?

Hey! I believe I have Gastricolic reflex! My question is? How do I treat it to make it better?

Gastocolic reflex: The gastro-colic reflex is a normal reflex that causes defecation from 15 minute to ~1or so hours post eating. It is normal. You may be concerned that you have a rapid bowel movement after eating and seem to have rapid transit. That may be from food intolerences, gluten milk or irritable bowel or bile salts after gallbladder removal, rare others Follow up with doc ...Read more

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Trying to eat better, but I have this mental block where I can't eat without gagging. How do I eliminate this gagging reflex and eat right?

Trying to eat better, but I have this mental block where I can't eat without gagging. How do I eliminate this gagging reflex and eat right?

Anxiety Gag: This is a form of post-traumatic stress disorder. After an episode of choking or stomach flu, an anxious person may so worry about gagging that it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. See a therapist to address your issue, and you may find it helpful if your doctor can prescribe an ssri (like sertraline) for the anxiety/ocd. But see a GI if you have mechanical swallowing difficulty. ...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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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

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How do I stop my gag reflex?

How do I stop my gag reflex?

Not wise: Without a gag reflex you will choke and aspirate things into your airway that can kill you instantly. Watch what you wish for. Let your body's natural defenses take care of you. ...Read more

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How to stop your gag reflex?

How to stop your gag reflex?

Why would you want..: ...to stop your gag reflex? When procedures are done such as endoscopies, TEE's, and other procedures that require penetration deeply into the pharynx and beyond local anesthesia can be given. However, just in general, there'd be little cause to do this...unless it is severely interfering in some way with NORMAL daily activities. Please send more questions to: www. Healthtap. Com/dr-saghafi ...Read more

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What is the babinski reflex?

What is the babinski reflex?

Babinski sign: Babinski's reflex occurs when the big toe moves toward the top surface of the foot and the other toes fan out after the sole of the foot has been firmly stroked. The reflex is found in infants and disappears by the age 2 as the nervous system develops. The presence of a babinski's reflex after age 2 is a sign of damage to the nerve paths connecting the spinal cord and the brain. ...Read more

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What causes a loss of reflexes?

What causes a loss of reflexes?

A lot of things: When ever there is injury to the nerve which supply that mascule the reflex will be down. ...Read more

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When do babies develop reflexes?

When do babies develop reflexes?

Born with them: Babies are born with reflexes. They turn their head toward whatever stokes their cheek looking for breastmilk. We can suppress reflexes over time but they are something that we are born with. ...Read more