Subjects to be included: Neurological disorders most Frequently reported in primary care (WHO) World Health Organisation (WHO) Atlas (2004) - www.who.int/mental_health/neurology/neurogy_atlas_lr.pdf world US literature 63% Cardiovascular disease (Stroke, ...) 20% Parkinson's disease 74% Headache - Migraine 45% Neuropathies (attributable to diabetes, alcohol, nutritional deficiencies and entrapment) 24% Traumatic Brain Injury 34% Vertebral disorders 23% Alzheimer's disease and other dementias 26% Neuroinfections 73% Epilepsy 43% Multiple sclerosis 72% Cerebrovascular diseases (stroke, Brain aneurysm - an abnormal widening or ballooning of a portion of an artery due to weakness in the wall of the blood vessel. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke www.ninds.nih.gov/See also Ailments - Treatment on the mental page
Vasovagal syncope (fainting)
Excessive activation of the vagal nerve during, which is a parasympathetic overcompensation of a strong sympathetic nervous system response associated with stress, can also cause vasovagal syncope (fainting) because of a reduction in heart rate (bradycardia) and drop in blood pressure, as blood vessels in the legs dilate.
This can have a variety of provocations:
In people with vasovagal episodes, the episodes are typically recurrent, usually happening when the person is exposed to a specific trigger. The initial episode often occurs when the person is a teenager, then recurs in clusters throughout his or her life. See: medterms.com
Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) therapy:
VNS is administered using a pacemaker-like multiprogrammable bipolar pulse generator implanted in the left chest wall, where it delivers an electrical signal through an implanted lead that is wrapped around the left vagus nerve in the neck.
Most side effects were involving the implantation and were resolved within 30 days.
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Cognitave - Vagus nerves - Medical Look Human Anatomy
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