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What is Vomiting?

Vomiting is the forcible voluntary or involuntary emptying of stomach contents through the mouth. It might be a one-time occurrence brought on by anything that doesn’t sit well in the stomach. Underlying medical issues might induce recurrent vomiting. If left ignored, frequent vomiting can lead to dehydration, which can be fatal.

What Causes Vomiting?

Vomiting is extremely common. A person may vomit if they consume too much food or drink too much alcohol. Vomiting is not a disease in itself. It’s a sign of something else. Some of these problems include:

  • Seasickness or motion sickness
  • Pregnancy in its early stages (vomiting occurs in approximately 25 % -55% of all pregnancies)
  • Vomiting caused by medication
  • Intense discomfort
  • Emotional tension (such as fear)
  • Gallbladder problems
  • Food poisoning
  • Illnesses
  • Overeating
  • Angina pectoris
  • Brain damage or concussion
  • Brain cancer
  • Peptic Ulcers
  • Certain types of cancer
  • Bulimia or other mental health issues
  • Slow stomach emptying (gastroparesis)
  • Toxic substances or excessive alcohol consumption
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Appendicitis
  • Chemotherapy
  • Crohn’s disease

The reason for nausea or vomiting might be determined by the timing of the symptoms. Food poisoning, an ulcer, gastritis (inflammation of the stomach lining), or bulimia can all produce nausea or vomiting quickly after a meal. However, other bacteria found in food, such as salmonella, might take longer to present symptoms.

What are the Complications of Vomiting?

The most prevalent side effect of vomiting is dehydration. During vomiting, the stomach expels not just food but also fluids. Dehydration can further result in dry mouth, fatigue, reduced urination, headache, and confusion.

Another consequence of vomiting is malnutrition. The body loses nutrients when there is little or no solid food intake. It can further lead to severe exhaustion and weakness.

How is Vomiting Treated?

Home remedies for vomiting:

  • Smaller, more frequent meals are recommended.
  • To stay hydrated, drink a lot of clear fluids in little sips.
  • Solid meals should be avoided until the vomiting ceases.
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIDs) and corticosteroids are examples of medications that might irritate your stomach.
  • Replace lost electrolytes using an oral rehydration solution.

Medical care for vomiting:

A variety of prescription drugs, including some that can be used during pregnancy, can help with nausea and vomiting. Promethazine (Phenergan), diphenhydramine (Benadryl), trimethobenzamide (Tigan), and ondansetron are examples of these.

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