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Useful Tips On What To Do When Experiencing Nausea or Vomiting

Nausea and vomiting can be caused by a wide range of health issues, from food poisoning to certain types of cancer. While more often than not, nausea and vomiting aren’t caused by serious health issues, it’s still good to go and see a physician to get examined and tested.

Aside from seeing a physician, you also need to manage your nausea and vomiting as best you can at home, to limit the harm that you do to yourself. No matter the cause, there are some tried and tested methods of eliminating nausea and vomiting. This post will tell you what they are:

Identifying Cause

As mentioned in this post’s introduction, it’s a good idea to find out what’s causing your nausea and vomiting. It makes it a lot easier to treat these symptoms when you what the underlying cause for them is. The best way to determine what’s causing your nausea and vomiting is to go to your physician. Sometimes, however, it’s not necessary to go to a physician to get a diagnosis, because the cause is obvious. If you have just eaten out at a restaurant and have come down with sudden abdominal distress, then it’s a strong sign that you have food poisoning. Similarly, if you have just taken medicine of some kind and have developed these symptoms, then it could be reacting with your body negatively, in which case you likely need to go to an ER and see a doctor.

Additional Problems

A common issue that’s caused by nausea and vomiting is dehydration. In the words of healthcare specialists from Premier Medical, dehydration’s easy to correct if you catch it early. If you allow your dehydration to go unchecked for some time, it can cause some very serious problems and even result in you being hospitalized. If your nausea and vomiting are accompanied by diarrhea, then there’s a very strong chance that you are going to experience dehydration. In order to avoid it, increase your water intake. If you aren’t able to do so because of vomiting, then see a doctor quickly.

Additional Problems

Effective Treatments

As has been mentioned in this article, the most effective way of treating your condition is to visit a physician and find out what’s causing your issues. Addressing the symptoms is a lot easier when you know what the cause of them is. Even so, here are some effective treatments for nausea and vomiting that don’t involve learning what the catalyst for your symptoms is:

Drink Water

When you are nauseous or vomiting, it’s highly likely that you won’t want to drink anything at all. It’s very important that you drink water. When you vomit, you release a lot of fluids from your body. Over time, this can cause dehydration (which has already been addressed). Drinking more water can actually help to prevent dehydration and stop you from vomiting, by restoring fluids to your body. Do not drink anything sugary or that’s carbonated, because this could further upset your stomach. You should also avoid drinking tea or hot drinks. It’s a lot easier to drink ice-cold drinks than it is hot drinks when you are vomiting. Hot drinks are more likely to make you want to throw up.

Eat Light

When you are vomiting, it’s important to continue to try and eat. Each time that you vomit, nutrients are removed from your body. While it’s a very bad idea to start eating in the middle of bouts of vomiting, it’s a good idea to eat very light, small meals during prolonged breaks. It is very important that you eat smaller meals because smaller meals can help to settle your stomach. If you try to eat a very large meal, then you will irritate your stomach and will inevitably cause more vomiting and additional nausea. Try to eat bland foods, also.

Anti-emetics

Anti-emetics are drugs prescribed to treat nausea and vomiting. If you are suffering from nausea and bouts of vomiting, then they might help. You can find pharmaceutical anti-emetics and natural ones. CBD, a derivative of the Cannabis plant, has been shown to be extremely effective when used as an anti-emetic. If Cannabis is legalized in your state or country, then smoking it could be a great way of alleviating your symptoms. If it’s not legalized where you live, then you should still be able to buy some CBD. CBD is legal in most places, as long as it doesn’t contain any THC.

Nausea and vomiting can be very uncomfortable, especially if they last for a prolonged period of time. If you are suffering from these symptoms, then it’s a good idea to visit a physician, as well as treat your symptoms at home.

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The founder and CEO at ThriveVerge, The Verge, and Thrive Revolution. He launched Thriveverge in 2016, a leading behavior change technology, business, media, and entertainment company with the mission of ending the collective delusion that burning out is the price we have to pay for success.
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