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What is Nausea?


Nausea can be caused by different conditions, such as anxiety, infections, motion sickness, and even pregnancy. Sometimes people randomly feel nauseated, but that doesn’t make it a critical disease.

Nausea is an unsettling sensation that a person feels in their stomach before vomiting. Sometimes people have this sensation in their stomach and vomit, but other times they don’t.

In this article, we’ll discuss some of the symptoms of nausea and some common causes. Then we’ll discuss some tips to prevent severe nausea.

Symptoms of severe nausea?

Severe nausea symptoms may not be easy to identify. Below is a list of some of the symptoms of nausea.

  • Feeling like you are about to vomit
  • Lack of appetite
  • Profuse sweating
  • Stomach ache
  • Vomiting                                                                                                                                              

What Causes Severe Nausea or Vomiting?

Nausea or vomiting cannot be considered a disease, but they are symptoms of other diseases and medical conditions.

  • Motion sickness or seasickness
  • Early stages of pregnancy
  • Medication-induced vomiting
  • Intense pain
  • Emotional stress (such as fear)
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Food poisoning
  • Infections (such as the “stomach flu”)
  • Overeating
  • A reaction to certain smells or odors
  • Heart attack
  • Concussion or brain injury
  • Brain tumor
  • Ulcers
  • Some forms of cancer
  • Bulimia or other psychological illnesses.
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Appendicitis

There’s no specific cause for vomiting. When this happens, especially in children, it could be due to various factors like food poisoning, milk allergy, viral infection, and overeating.

However, you may be able to know the cause of the vomiting depending on the time it happened. If a child vomits almost immediately after eating, the cause could be food poisoning, gastritis, ulcer, or bulimia. Also, vomiting within 8 hours of eating a meal is still considered to be caused by food poisoning.

How to Prevent Nausea?

There are different ways to prevent nausea from happening, and they include:

  • Try to eat your meals little by little throughout the day as opposed to eating three large meals in one day.
  • Do not rush while eating, take the process slowly.
  • Try as much as possible to not consume food that is hard to digest.
  • Eat cold food or food that is warm if hot food sickens you.
  • Ensure you avoid unnecessary movement after eating, or you could just rest for a while till you feel comfortable moving.
  • Don’t force yourself to eat whenever you feel nauseated. It’s better to wait till the feelings pass.

When you feel nauseated, you can prevent vomiting by:

  • Drinking sweetened liquids such as soda or fruit juices in small quantities (but avoid orange and grapefruit juices, because they have acid in them).
  • Whenever you feel nauseated, just take a rest by maintaining a good sitting position or lying in a propped position. Engaging in other activities may cause vomiting.
  • If you’re in a car, and you start to feel nauseated, try to focus your gaze on the windshield and avoid looking out through the side windows. When you watch fast-moving objects, it might worsen nausea. Also, avoid reading or watching a movie whenever you sense nausea in the car.

Note: The information in this article is for educational purposes only. Medical Marijuana Cards California is not trying to give you any professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Do not use the information on this page to try to diagnose yourself or give yourself treatment. Before making a decision on how and where to treat a medical condition, you should always talk to a doctor.

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