Sickness


Nausea is the feeling of a queasy stomach, with or without a feeling of vomiting. Most of the people throughout their lives will have experienced this sensation, which is why they represent one of the most common problems in the field of medicine. Despite the aforementioned, it is necessary to clarify that nausea is not considered a disease, but a symptom that is produced by other conditions. There is no doubt that nausea is an annoying symptom that can be due to a multitude of causes, the most common of which are related to problems that occur in the abdominal organs, the middle ear and the brain.

If nausea occurs very regularly, it is important that the origin of the nausea be investigated, in order to establish an appropriate treatment. If nausea is accompanied by vomiting, it is important to rehydrate the patient and at the same time monitor electrolyte levels. Nausea can be reduced by avoiding the consumption of solid foods and pharmacologically using antiemetics. It is important not to eat food in excess, this is because the stomach fills with food, therefore, digestive juices increase, and as digestive juices have greater weight than food, food rises to the esophagus, causing discomfort, and leading to gradual vomiting which is the most common nausea.

Making a diagnosis of nausea is not an easy task since there are many pathologies that can cause this symptom. In order to know the exact cause of nausea, the doctor must take into account if this symptomatology is related to a treatment with chemotherapy or radiotherapy; after surgeries; by excessive intake of certain drugs or toxins; by infections; gestation status; endocrine or metabolic diseases such as diabetes; gastrointestinal problems, etc.

This is characterized by presenting itself as a very uncomfortable sensation, but it does not generate pain, it can be perceived in the back of the throat, chest or abdomen in the upper portion. This is also associated with a disgust or disgust towards certain foods or an urge to vomit.