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1. What is nausea?
It is a discomforting and uneasy feeling in the stomach and a sense of vomiting which is generally experienced before vomiting.
2. What are the causes of nausea?
Many factors may lead to nausea which include pain, infections, food poisoning, pregnancy, certain medicines and foods, certain medical conditions like gallstones and intestinal obstruction, overeating, ulcers in the digestive tract and heartburn.
3. How can you prevent nausea?
Nausea can be easily prevented by avoiding the factors that cause nausea such as: flickering lights, strong fragrance such as perfumes, sea voyages and bumpy rides, places with severe heat and humid climate and intense physical activity. Medicines can be taken to prevent nausea if a person experience motion sickness, and prefer taking smaller portions of light meals.
4. What food stuffs should be avoided in case of nausea?
Spicy or greasy foods, foods with high-fat content, alcohol and caffeine may aggravate the condition; thus, these foods should be avoided during nausea.
5. What foods can relieve nausea?
Food items like cereals, apple, rice, gelatin, cracker, soup of meat or vegetables and toast can be taken to relieve nausea.