Vagus Nerve Disorders Definition and Symptoms

accessory-nerve-diagramVagus Nerve Disorders

The vagus nerve begins in the brain and expands downward into abdomen. It is also referred as tenth cranial nerve. The vagus nerve supplies areas of body such as heart, brain and lungs and various digestive system organs. Damage to vagus nerve causes severe medical problem and symptoms.

Symptoms of Vagus Nerve Disorders:

  • Trouble in talking
  • Swallowing problem
  • Heart problems
  • Digestive system problems
  • Hearing loss
  • Change in person’s voice or vocal change
  • Bladder issues are also reported in some patients

Change is person’s voice is one of the major and common disorders. The voice of person may start to sound a bit hoarse if voice box or larynx has suffered damage. Damage to vagus nerve can also cause the person to have difficult in moving the tongue when intended to speak, this issue lead to speech difficulty.

There are varieties of treatments that are used to cure vagus nerve disorder. The patient suffering from nerve damage usually undergoes two separate surgeries. Surgery is considered an effective and ideal treatment for adults. Before the surgery, patient suffering from vagus nerve disorder make sure that the primary cause of damage has been fully identified and treated. A new type of treatment is to use a non-invasive vagus nerve stimulator to treat some disorders.