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How To Control The Feeling of Vomiting or Nausea

Nausea and vomiting are not diseases, but rather are symptoms of many different conditions, such as infection Stomach flu, food poisoning, sea sickness, overeating, blocked intestine, illness, concussion or brain injury, appendicitis and severe head ache. They could accompanies more serious illness such as heart, kidney or liver problems.

However, the difference between nausea and vomiting is Nausea is a feeling of uneasiness of the stomach that often accompanies the urge to vomit, but doesn't always lead to vomiting. Vomiting is the voluntary or involuntary emptying ("throwing up") of stomach composition through the mouth and usually involves triggers that may lead to vomiting which can result from injury, infection or irritation come from the stomach and intestines. Motion sickness which affects the inner ear can cause vomiting and head injury, brain infections, tumors, and migraine headache.

Children, adults, chemotherapy patients undergoing treatment can experience this feeling, Pregnant women in first trimester are expected to experience this feeling of nausea and vomiting as a higher percentage experience nausea and fewer throw up.

There are many means to manage or relieve nausea; however, if these techniques do not seem to ease the feeling , reach out to your doctor.

When trying to control nausea and vomiting here are tips to use:

-Drink clear or ice-cold drinks.

-Eat light, salted or peppery bland foods (such as saltine crackers or plain bread).

-Drinking gradually larger amounts of clear liquids

-Temporarily discontinue all oral medications as they may irritate the stomach.

-Do not eat fried, oily or sugary foods.

-Eat slowly and eat smaller, more frequent meals.

-Do not mix hot and cold foods.

-Drink beverages without milk and take it slowly.

-Avoid activity immediately after eating.

-Avoid brushing your teeth after meals

-Choose foods from all the food groups as you can tolerate them to get adequate nutrition.

If vomiting continues for more than 24 hours use an Oral rehydration solution to avoid dehydration and visit the hospital.

Content created and supplied by: DrEnimofe (via Opera News )


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