The vagus nerve is a long cranial nerve divided into left and right sections. In actuality, it is a pair of intertwining nerves but experts generally refer to it as a single nerve. More »

After it is determined that the vagus nerve is damaged or disordered, an initial step in treatment is typically nerve therapy, in which the nerve is exposed to electric pulses to regulate nerve signals, according to MD H... More »

The vagus nerve affects heart rate by increasing blood vessel dilation and lowering blood pressure, according to Healthline. Vagus nerve stimulation can cause a drop in blood flow to the brain and a loss of consciousness... More »

After it is determined that the vagus nerve is damaged or disordered, an initial step in treatment is typically nerve therapy, in which the nerve is exposed to electric pulses to regulate nerve signals, according to MD H... More »

The vagus nerve interacts with the brain and is connected to motor function in the diaphragm, voice box, heart and stomach. It also affects sensory function in the tongue and ears, and both sensory and motor function in ... More »

One problem with the vagus nerve is called gastroparesis, and common symptoms include nausea, heartburn, bloating and vomiting, according to WebMD. Other signs of vagus nerve problems are feeling full soon after eating, ... More »

A hyperactive, or over-stimulated, vagus nerve sometimes leads to fainting, according to Mayo Clinic. This condition, vasovagal syncope, occurs because the nervous system is not properly controlling heart rate and blood ... More »