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Old 08-31-2012, 09:32 PM   #1
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How do I decrease vagus tone?

Hi there everybody!

My family's only source of income at the moment is the paid medical studies I do for pharmaceutical companies. Unfortunately, during the last study, an ECG/EKG revealed that I have a borderline first-degree AV heart block (my PR interval is 205 ms, whereas a normal interval is 200 ms). While this condition is benign and likely the product of my working out, it will unfortunately prevent me from participating in future paid studies -- and make it even harder to put food on the table.

One possible cause of the heart-block is an overactive vagus nerve. So, then, how can I reduce my vagus tone just before the EKG so that my PR interval is within normal range? Friends have suggested everything from drinking a glass of ice water to taking 5 mg of diazapam (Valium), though I'm not at all keen on medication.

I'd be grateful for any suggestions out there. This medical study money is so terribly important for us.

Many thanks,

John.

 
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