Electrically Stimulating Vagus Nerve May Help Control Inflammation in IBD

Electrically Stimulating Vagus Nerve May Help Control Inflammation in IBD
Electrically stimulating the vagus nerve could help control inflammation in certain diseases — including inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) — according to a new study, and researchers have developed a device that allows the nerve to be stimulated electrically without triggering unwanted side effects. “Kilohertz Frequency Nerve Block Enhances Anti-Inflammatory Effects Of Vagus Nerve Stimulation” was published in the

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4 comments

  1. Baudart Lynn says:

    Hi Dr Fernandes,
    Very glad to read about your rechearch about the vagus nerve. I actually have this problem every time I have a flare up. I have Crohn’s disease. I Have been diagnosed with Vaso vagal after showing up by ambulance at mtl Jewish hospital
    I have this problem since I was a child. The ER chief doctor found vaso vagal after 45 years not knowing what I had. Anyhow to make a long story short. I am seeing my GI at the end of January for a follow up
    Will see what he as to say. Thx much for your findings and for doing important research in IBD. From a thankful IBD patient
    Lynn

    • Tim Bossie says:

      Hi Lynn… thank you for sharing your experience. We do hope that your appointment goes well and that you are able to get more answers.

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