Know about Nausea!

  • Mar 06, 2023
  • By Vidyaprakash Lakshminarayan
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The causes of nausea, along with the symptoms and prevention, are discussed precisely in this article. A common sign of being about to throw up is stomach trouble or nausea. Vomiting or throwing up is when stomach contents come out through the mouth, either voluntarily or involuntarily.

When you have nausea, it causes discomfort in your stomach and makes you want to throw up. Feeling nauseated before throwing up is common.

Early pregnancy, stomach flu, and concussions are just a few causes of nausea and vomiting. Nausea is a common problem for adults and children, and thankfully, numerous treatments are available. Some remedies include consuming icy drinks and eating bland, light foods.

A variety of factors cause nausea. Some people are extremely sensitive to environmental stimuli such as movement, food, medication, or the effects of sickness. Any of the aforementioned factors can cause nausea.


Difference between Nausea and Vomiting 

Nausea is a stomach uneasiness that typically accompanies the need to vomit but does not necessarily lead to vomiting. When you vomit, you may voluntarily or involuntarily expel stomach contents through your mouth. The inner ear (in the form of motion sickness and dizziness) and the brain (in the form of head trauma, tumours, brain infections, and migraine headaches) are also potential sources of vomiting.

Gastroesophageal reflux disease or Heartburn is one of the causes of nausea. Acid from the stomach can reflux into the oesophagus, causing gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). This is also called Heartburn. The ensuing burning causes nausea.

Children and adults alike may suffer nausea and vomiting. Cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy are more likely to have nausea and vomiting. Morning sickness, characterised by nausea and vomiting, can occur in the first trimester of pregnancy. According to estimates, 25 to 55 percent of pregnant women vomit, and 50 to 90 percent are nauseated.


Causes of nausea

A rough trip in a vehicle can cause motion sickness, which is similar to seasickness. Nausea, vomiting, and dizziness can result when the brain receives sensory information that is out of sync with the movement.

Nausea is a common reaction to extreme pain. This holds true for conditions that cause excruciating pain, such as gallstones, pancreatitis, and kidney stones.

Viruses or bacteria are the causes of nausea. Nausea is a common side effect of stomach infections caused by bacteria or viruses. Food poisoning is an ailment brought on by germs found in contaminated food. Some viruses can also trigger nausea and vomiting.

Overeating, as well as eating meals that are overly spicy or high in fat, can cause nausea and vomiting. Consuming allergic foods might also cause nausea. Nausea may be caused by stomach or small intestine ulcers. When you eat, you may have a burning feeling and nausea.


How do you control nausea and vomiting?

Several methods are available for preventing or alleviating nausea; nevertheless, if these do not help, it is best to consult a medical professional.


Medication is one of the causes of nausea. Cancer drugs like chemotherapy, for instance, are known to cause nausea and stomach distress in certain patients. If you are taking any new medications, read the labels carefully. Nausea and vomiting caused by drugs can be reduced by reading about them and discussing them with your doctor.