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Nausea and Vomiting

 Information about Nausea and Vomiting

We Have to Know about the  Nausea and Vomiting          

  • Nausea – unpleasant feeling in the pit of the stomach that one is about to vomit.
  • Vomiting is a reflex where the vomiting centre in the brain tells the intestines to reverse their peristaltic movements in order to force the contents of the stomach out through the mouth.

Could be dangerous, if the answer is YES for any one of the following questions Is there associated altered consciousness or fainting?

Causes of Nausea and Vomiting

  • Psychological problems
  • Severe pain or shock
  • Chemicals or toxins
  • Unpleasant smells or pictures
  • Altitude sickness, motion sickness
  • Gastritis, peptic ulcer, stomach cancer, appendicitis
  • severe hypertension, heart attack
  • Migraine, brain tumors
  • Sinusitis, UTI
  • Malaria
  • Morning sickness
  • Radiation therapy
  • Self induced- bulimia nervosa, a psychiatric condition

Do’s and Don’ts -Nausea and Vomiting               

  • Do not try to forcefully feed

Signs & Symptoms Nausea and Vomiting         

 Medical advice for Nausea and Vomiting    

  • If the vomiting not controlled within 6 hours
  • If there is severe weakness or fainting sensation
  • If there is inadequate output of urine

Risk factors of Nausea and Vomiting             

  • Mild cases respond to medicines
  • Moderate to severe cases may need inpatient treatment if there is dehydration

Treatment   for Nausea and Vomiting

Self-care  Nausea and Vomiting           

Investigations  Nausea and Vomiting 

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