Persistent Nausea - Possible Causes and Remedies
Persistent nausea is not anything that should be taken lightly.
Although nausea usually comes and goes depending on the illness or the medical condition, constant nausea can be dangerous. Nausea is considered "persistent" if it continues for more than 2 days, or keeps recurring even after treatment.
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Sometimes, nausea is simply nature's way of telling you to stop eating. This is particularly true if you have eaten too much, or eaten something that disagrees with you. Nausea can also be your stomach's way of expelling items that are causing you problems, such as if you have consumed some bad meat.
However, nausea doesn't always have anything to do with your digestive system. Sometimes, other things can lead to nausea. For instance, nausea can be triggered by an imbalance in your inner ear. That is one of the reasons why people get seasick.
A release of stress hormones can also cause nausea. If you find that you feel nauseated before a big speaking engagement, for example, if could be caused by an influx of the stress hormones. It is actually the influx of hormones that are probably responsible for causing the nausea that is associated with morning sickness, too.
Other causes of nausea can include unpleasant odors and migraine headaches. If you have persistent nausea, then it could be a symptom of another medical condition, such as gastroenteritis, gallstones, colitis, or ulcers.
There are some natural treatments that can help relieve nausea. However, if even after using the natural treatments and remedies, your nausea does not go away, then you should seek professional attention.
In addition, if you must use the natural treatments on a daily basis and are still unable to figure out what is causing the nausea in the first place, then you might want to visit your health care practitioner to figure out the underlying problem. Even though natural treatments and remedies are generally safer than most medications, you don't want to be reliant on them in order to help you get through the day without vomiting.
Persistent nausea with pregnancy is common in the first trimester. However, persistent vomiting is not so common. Nausea that persists beyond the first trimester and continues on into the second and third trimesters is rare and should be taken seriously.
During pregnancy, the term hyperemesis gravidarum is used for persistent nausea and vomiting. Around 2% of women suffer from this and it is much more serious than normal morning sickness. It can lead to malnutrition and dehydration and have serious complications for both the woman and the developing child.
Hyperemesis gravidarum is very difficult to control and you might find that most of the typical morning sickness remedies, such as eating a cracker before getting out of bed in the morning, do little to help it. In fact, you might find that you are unable to keep anything down at all. In addition to the vomiting and persistent nausea, affected women also tend to feel faint, dizzy, and weak.
Regular remedies that include eating ginger, drinking herbal tea, and sticking to a bland diet are typically not helpful for this type of nausea, for the simple fact that most items refuse to stay down, despite their anti-nausea properties. Instead, acupressure, acupuncture, and plenty of rest are usually more helpful.
Keep in mind that treating persistent nausea is different from treating persistent vomiting. Nausea can often be treated with herbal remedies, rest, a bland diet, and other natural health treatments. Although nausea does not always lead to vomiting, vomiting can often lead to dehydration. If you have been unable to keep down any liquids for 48 hours, then you should seek medical attention.
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