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Causes of nausea and ways to prevent it

 Nausea is defined as the occurrence of an upset stomach, represented by the patient's feeling an urgent need to vomit, a symptom not associated with a specific disease in particular. It may accompany many different diseases; Such as infection; Such as gastroenteritis or influenza, and nausea may be a symptom associated with migraine, inner ear diseases, food poisoning, emotional tension, motion sickness, heart attack, pancreatitis, intestinal obstruction, meningitis, and others, It is worth noting that nausea is also considered a side effect resulting from the use of some medications, as well as a common symptom of the early stages of pregnancy, and although nausea in itself is not painful, it is irritating to the person and causes a feeling of discomfort in many parts of the body, and in the context of Talking about nausea is indicated that it is often accompanied by the occurrence of vomiting, and it may be accompanied by other symptoms depending on the cause of the nausea. These symptoms include diarrhea, constipation, bloating, heartburn or loss of appetite.

Treating nausea:

The lifestyle must be changed. In most cases, nausea does not require treatment, but treatments may help relieve sometimes, and in this regard we offer a number of tips that can be followed to reduce nausea, including the following:

  • Relaxation: Excessive motor activity and not getting enough rest may make nausea worse.

  • Maintaining body moisture: This is done by taking small sips of cold, carbonated, or acidic drinks; Such as lemon juice with water, or ginger drink or mint tea, and you can also use moisturizing solutions taken by mouth to prevent dehydration. Like Pedialyte solution.

  •  Eating light foods on the stomach: it is recommended to eat foods that are easy to digest. Such as toasted bread and biscuits, and then gradually switching to breakfast cereals, rice, fruits, and salty or protein-rich foods or carbohydrates, and experts advise avoiding eating fatty or spicy foods until six hours have passed since the last time a person was emptied.

  •  Avoid strong odors and other triggers: that could trigger nausea and vomiting. Such as perfumes, smoke, crowded places, humid environments, food scents, flashes of light, and driving. Not drinking large amounts of fluids with meals.

  •  Eat slowly, and in small quantities: on the number of meals more, in addition to avoiding to ascend directly after eating. Distracting the focus from nausea by undertaking certain activities; Like listening to music or watching a movie.

  •  Avoid wearing tight clothes: around the abdomen or waist, and avoid pulling on the abdomen or bending forward, as this may happen as a result of practicing some activities or going through certain positions during daily life, but this may result in an increase in pressure on the stomach and thus increase the severity of the symptoms of nausea .

  •  Going out to breathe fresh air: to reduce the feeling of nausea. Deep breathing is also recommended. Research has shown that deep breathing at a slow and steady pace contributes to relieving nausea, and those with nausea can participate in mindfulness meditation sessions that help them focus on how to control their breathing.

Prevention of vomiting when feeling sick:

Where vomiting associated with nausea can be avoided by drinking small amounts of sugar-sweetened liquids because they calm the stomach. Such as soft drinks and fruit juices, with the exception of citrus juices, because they increase the acidity of the stomach, and it is recommended to relax either in a sitting or lying position supported by a backrest. This is because movement may cause the symptoms of nausea to worsen and thus the patient may vomit, but in children’s cases, controlling fever and persistent coughing helps reduce the possibility of vomiting, and the nausea resulting from motion sickness in the car can be avoided by making the child sit facing the windshield of the car. Watching from the side windows during a fast car movement increases nausea worse, and it is also advised to reduce the number of snacks for the child and not to serve him with soft drinks, and not to allow him to play and eat together at the same time while encouraging him to take a break while they eat snacks.