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Valsalva Maneuver

Valsalva Retinopathy in a 26 y.o. female. The hemorrhages were caused by the Valsalva maneuver (holding the nose and blowing) and the patient recovered within 3 months.

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What Is the Valsalva Maneuver?

The Valsalva maneuver is a technique for transiently increasing the tone of the vagus nerve, and has several uses in medicine.

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▶ Advanced Strength Principle: Hydraulic Breathing (Valsalva Maneuver) - YouTube

Using the Valsalva maneuver is a standard practice in weight lifting. But is it effective and safe?