Nausea occurs when there is an uneasy sensation with an urge to vomit.
There are a variety of causes of this condition: emotional stress, food poisoning, motion sickness, pregnancy, intense pain, gallbladder disease, chemotherapy, radiation, and side effects of medications.
Because nausea can happen at any time, it's essential to understand its symptoms and manage it.
GuruMD offers online advice for nausea, allowing you to speak with a board-certified professional and get treatment from your home's comfort. Find out about this condition by reading here.
What is Nausea?
Nausea is a condition when there is a sensation of discomfort and unease, proceeded with an urge to vomit.
The mechanism of action for nausea occurs in the area of postrema. Once stimulation occurs in this area, this results in vomiting.
Even though this can be irritating, it will not affect your vision. The focus of the treatment is towards alleviating any discomfort and finding the underlying cause to treat it.
Symptoms of Nausea
Nausea presents with unpleasant painless symptoms; it mostly occurs with vomiting.
However, there are symptoms which as associated with nausea that include:
- Abdominal pain
- Motion Sickness
- Food Poisoning
- The side effect of a medication
How Does GuruMD Treat Nausea?
At GuruMD, we offer urgent care for patients with nausea. If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms associated with nausea, all you have to do is create an account to get in touch with a medical provider. Register online and then visit a doctor from your app.
Our board-certified professionals will diagnose nausea by asking questions about your recent health history and current symptoms. Usually, an office visit is not needed, so going online to see a doctor is convenient and useful.
The doctor may send you to a lab for bloodwork because this helps the healthcare provider identify potential underlying conditions.
The main goal of nausea treatment is symptom relief. The physician may recommend eating light, bland foods such as crackers or bread, drink ice cold drinks, avoiding any foods or beverages, which caused nausea. At times just resting by sitting down or lying down helps prevent nausea.
The doctor might advise you to keep a food log if the cause of nausea was due to gastrointestinal irritation.
If a medication's side effect causes the condition, then the doctor may prescribe a different medication to resolve nausea. Also, if the cause is due to chemotherapy or radiation, then the physician will also prescribe a medication called antiemetic to stop the sensation of nausea.
Once you receive the proper treatment, the physician will provide medical advice on managing the associated pathologies, which cause nausea.
To make sure you're on the right track, we offer walk-in appointments for patients with nausea. We want to make sure you enjoy a safe recovery process and get all the care you need to overcome your symptoms.
Are you experiencing nausea? Register for your GuruMD account now to get the treatment you need.