Sept. 8, 2020, 11 a.m.
Nausea is a stomach discomfort that comes with the sensation of throwing up. While it may be hard to pinpoint what is causing nausea, as it is associated with every single disease or condition listed below:
The underlying cause of vomiting depends on the individual's age. For instance, kids commonly vomit or feel nausea when suffering from food poisoning, viral infection, motion sickness, overeating, milk allergy, coughing, blocked intestines, and other illnesses.
When it comes to adults determining the root cause of your nausea is easier. Considering that we are always aware of things that cause us distress, one can quickly assess the reason for nausea.
Vomiting can be a harmless act but might carry a sign of a severe illness. For instance, concussion, meningitis, intestinal blockage, appendicitis, and brain tumours are some extreme conditions that may cause nausea.
A leading concern for vomiting is dehydration. While adults have a lower risk of being dehydrated, that does not mean you should be careless with your health. Simultaneously, adults can feel dehydration and start consuming more water; however, the issue is that when you feel thirsty - you have already reached the dehydration point.
Moreover, keeping in mind that young children have no dehydration concept, and so do carry as much water as adults do. Meaning they are at a higher risk of dehydration when they start to throw up, have diarrhea, and other related issues.
Pregnant women who suffer recurrent vomiting can get by it quickly or might face a serious issue. Recurrent vomiting during pregnancy can lead to hyperemesis gravidarum. During which the pregnant woman develops a fluid and mineral imbalance - endangering her and the unborn child.
Rare excessive vomiting cases can lead to a tear in the esophagus lining, commonly referred to as the Mallory-Weiss tear. When the esophagus ruptures, it is called Boerhaave's syndrome and causes a medical emergency.
Nausea and vomiting go hand in hand and are commonly associated with other symptoms such as; a medical issue, medication, contaminated food or water, a condition, and other issues.
The leading home remedy for nausea is to drink clear fluids, even when you are not thirsty. You are suggested to drink or consume any one of the following:
When you can keep the fluids down, you can start on the banana, rice, applesauce, and toast (BRAT) diet.
Yours in self-care,