From W8MD weight loss and sleep centers
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Vomiting, also known as emesis, is the involuntary expulsion of the contents of the stomach through the mouth. While vomiting can be a normal response to certain stimuli, such as motion sickness or food poisoning, frequent or persistent vomiting can be a sign of an underlying medical condition. In this article, we will discuss the causes of vomiting, symptoms of vomiting, and strategies for treating and preventing vomiting.

Causes of Vomiting

  • Vomiting can be caused by a variety of factors, including:
  • Motion sickness: Motion sickness occurs when the brain receives conflicting signals from the inner ear and eyes, and can lead to nausea and vomiting.
  • Viral infections: Viral infections, such as the stomach flu, can cause vomiting and diarrhea.
  • Food poisoning: Eating contaminated food can lead to vomiting and other digestive symptoms.
  • Medications: Some medications, such as chemotherapy drugs, can cause vomiting as a side effect.
  • Pregnancy: Morning sickness is a common symptom of early pregnancy and can cause vomiting.
49-aspetti di vita quotidiana, vomito,Taccuino Sanitatis, Ca

Symptoms of Vomiting

  • Symptoms of vomiting can vary, but may include:
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain or discomfort
  • Weakness or fatigue
  • Dehydration
  • Foul breath or taste in the mouth

Strategies for Treating and Preventing Vomiting

  • There are several strategies for treating and preventing vomiting, including:
  • Resting and avoiding triggers: Resting and avoiding triggers, such as strong smells or motion, can help alleviate nausea and prevent vomiting.
  • Drinking clear fluids: Drinking clear fluids, such as water, ginger ale, or broth, can help prevent dehydration and replenish lost fluids.
  • Eating bland foods: Eating bland foods, such as crackers or plain rice, can help settle the stomach and prevent vomiting.
  • Taking medications: Over-the-counter medications, such as antihistamines or antiemetics, can help relieve nausea and prevent vomiting.
  • Seeking medical attention: If vomiting is persistent or accompanied by other symptoms, such as severe abdominal pain or dehydration, it is important to seek medical attention.

Also see

This is a short summary article. For quality control, we do not encourage or allow strangers to edit the content.