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Is there a connection between vagus nerve irritation (causing hiccuping) and dementia? What are causes of vagus nerve irritation?

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
Dr. Lynne Weixel
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