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Question by  Jason41 (229)

What are the common signs of vagus nerve problems?


Answer by  nycgal (125)

Because this nerve runs from the brain to the abdomen, damage can cause a wide number of symptoms. From difficulty swallowing, some may even experience diminished gag reflex or have a chocking sensation when eating or drinking. Another symptom is a hoarse voice or difficulty controling the tongue. It can also cause hearing loss, incontinence, cardiovascular and digestive problems.

Reply by DedicatedWriter (1):
Whoa, most helpful. I just got a few clues worth checking out that having more than a few doctors hasn't done for me. I have a most annoying hoarseness, hearing & vision problems, & reflux. Thanks so much.  add a comment
posted by Anonymous
Been under doctors care neuro and cardio have problems wit h my c1 through c5, experiencing heart arrhythmia and meds for that, digestive problems also,now considering heart ablation why isn't doctors aware of this?  add a comment

Answer by  jamieellison (1637)

Vagus nerve issues can often be found when there is unexpected heart rate slowing or blood pressure drops. A person may become confused or pass out without provocation. It is important to have a doctor check you out.


Answer by  Atomicrayon (2504)

There aren't "common" signs per say, but from my experience since my step brother also was diagnosed with a Vagus Nerve diagnoses is that he suffered from shaky hands, weak vision, "eye migraines" severe headaches, stomach pains and on rare occasion he suffered minor "strokes" you might call them, but they were not severe.


Answer by  starmlw (960)

This problems can show up as some really weird symptomes. Patients usually have to wear a heart monitor before the diagnosis can be made. The most common sign is dizziness but at weird times (having a bowel movement, vomiting, hard cough). Nausea and vomiting during this time is also common. Also, a feeling that your heart is racing.

Reply by surfermatt (1):
That is exactly what happens to me; and seems an hour or so after I ate too fast. I also experience gas afterwards. I'll get the racing heart beats and lightheadedness and dizzy feeling for only seconds then it's gone. But I feel shook up afterwards-not know when occur again.  add a comment

Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

there are a huge number of them the only way to really get the right answers is to call the doctor and ask them they will be able to tell you in detail.


Answer by  NYCCDC (311)

The most common sign of vagus nerve lesions are difficulty swallowing, voice changes, and uvular deviation away from the affected side.


Answer by  Vanasatchy (816)

Vagus nerve problem is caused when the heart does not pump the blood properly. This is due to the lack of heart functioning. When such is the cause the brain will not function properly. This will lead to fainting very often. Mainly after urination people will faint. Fear will attack them and vomiting will take place


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

Well, does your head start hurting and are you at a common pause sometimes due to unmoving nerves? Then those are your symptoms.

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