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1. What are the common causes of vomiting?
Vomiting is a common symptom that can occur due to the following conditions: stomach infection, food poisoning, motion sickness, overeating, excess intake of alcohol, migraine, vertigo, brain injury, pregnancy, hyperacidity, heart attack, cancer, stomach ulcer and side-effect of some medicines.
2. Can brain-related diseases cause vomiting?
Many brain-related diseases can cause vomiting. The conditions are discussed below: injury to the brain; brain tumour or brain cancer; a rare condition of brain – gut disorder that causes frequent and repeated vomiting; a disorder of the brain in which there is inflammation of the vomiting zone located on the brain.
3. Can cancer cause vomiting?
Cancer can cause vomiting. Many people suffer from vomiting in cases of advanced cancer. People with brain cancer also suffer from vomiting. Treatment of cancer using chemotherapy and radiation therapy can also cause vomiting in people receiving it.
4. What are the home care methods you can opt for to manage vomiting?
Some home care method can help you to manage vomiting. The following methods will help you: sip clear and cold liquids to maintain hydration of the body; avoid eating solid food immediately; avoid fried and oily food; take some dried ginger powder or a spoonful of fresh ginger juice; and take rest.
5. How to prevent vomiting?
You may prevent vomiting in the following ways: sit down or lie down but avoid physical activity; drink liquids containing sugar to calm your stomach; avoid taking caffeine containing or acidic drinks such as orange juice; avoid alcohol; sip on cold drinks; suck ginger; and practice deep breathing.