A missing link to chronic illness, allergies and longevity? Vagus Nerve Imbalance/Hiatal Hernia Syndrome Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients – Find Articles
The biochemist Carey Reams, PhD, said,
“Illness begins with the Vagus Nerve.”
The Hiatal Hernia Syndrome (HHS)–by pinching the Vagus Nerve–causes Vagus Nerve Imbalance (VNI). This imbalance is usually a hyperexcitability, but a decreased energy state is also possible at some point in time.
In a Hiatus Hernia, or Hiatal Hernia, the upper portion of the stomach protrudes through the opening (hiatus) in the diaphragm muscle.
The reader is urged to go beyond any preconceived notions that this condition only causes GERD (acid reflux) and minor discomfort, and to read this article in its entirety before judging this work.
This recent research will be described for the first time, after reviewing one pioneering clinician’s findings …
… The second matter is a possible causative factor to this whole syndrome that is relatively unknown–the Esophageal Longitudinal Muscle Contraction! …
As detailed in the earlier article, the Hiatal Hernia Syndrome can (eventually) cause serious illness including respiratory and cardiac symptoms, and appears to be present in most sufferers of food and chemical allergies. But some of these complaints may be caused by the so-called Schatzki’s ring, and not the hernia itself. You can have either condition and not the other, or you may have both–as is common.
Schatzki’s ring is a disorder of the Lower Esophageal Sphincter (LES). The LES acts like a valve between the esophagus and the stomach. Schatzki’s ring may be thought of as a hardened, thickened, multi-fold, scar-type tissue. If this ring is present, the LES does not function properly. It may be open when it should be closed–causing reflux (GERD); or it may be closed when it should be open. The latter condition can then lead to food being trapped above the ring …