What are possible risks of vagus nerve stimulation (VNS)?

What are possible risks of vagus nerve stimulation (VNS)?

The risks involved in VNS therapy have more do to with convenience than health. Remember to always inform your healthcare provider of your VNS device.
  • once the pulse generator is implanted, it is difficult to remove
  • mammography will require special positioning
  • patients will be warned to avoid short-wave diathermy, microwave diathermy, and therapeutic ultrasound diathermy

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Bipolar Disorder Treatment

Bipolar Disorder Treatment

The main treatment options for bipolar disorder include a combination of mood-stabilizing medication, psychotherapy and lifestyle changes to reduce stress and improve diet and exercise. Medications are used to stabilize your mood ...

and to help moderate the depression and/or mania associated with bipolar disorder. While there is no cure for bipolar disorder, proper treatment can help even those with the most serious forms of the condition effectively control mood swings.
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