1. What is nausea?
Nausea is a feeling of discomfort in the stomach along with a vomiting sensation and can be considered a warning signal prior to vomiting.
2. What are the causes of nausea?
Causes of nausea include:
-Sensitivty to medications, particular foods, or motion.
-Certain medical conditions (cancer, appendicitis, gallbladder stones, intestinal obstruction, etc.)
-Gall bladder stones
-Heartburn caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Peptic ulcer
3. How can you prevent nausea?
Staying away from triggers of nausea can help to prevent it. Some tricks to prevent nausea include:
-Use medications to reduce the sensation of nausea or motion sickness (scopolamine)
-Have small meals, frequently.
-Avoid extreme heat and humidity and intense physical activity
-Avoid sea voyages
-Avoid lights that flicker like from a TV
-Avoid strong fragrance (perfumes, cooking aroma)
4. What food stuffs should be avoided in case of nausea?
Foodstuffs to be avoided include:
-High in fats
-High in caffeine
5. What foods can relieve nausea?
Foods that can be used when you are experiencing nausea include: