We are very much familiar with the unpleasant sensation of nausea that is accompanied with sweating, pallor and faintness, and a feeling of vomiting. In very rare cases, these warning signs are followed by actual vomiting. There are many simple natural remedies that can help you feel better. Some of them can even help in stopping the feeling of nausea.
The most common causes of nausea and vomiting result from a digestive upset caused by overeating, too much rich food, or food to which you are intolerant, allergic or otherwise sensitive. Irritation of the stomach lining cause by too much alcohol or by infecting microorganisms or their toxins (food poisoning) may also produce these symptoms. Infection of the digestive tract may lead to diarrhea as well as nausea.
Other triggers of nausea and vomiting include anxiety, fear or chock, and migraine. Disturbance of the inner ear’s balance mechanism that leads to dizziness – which can occur with motion sickness, an inner-ear infection or Meniere’s disease – may also cause nausea and vomiting. Nausea, especially first thing in the morning (‘morning sickness’), is a common occurrence in early pregnancy. Young children often vomit as a result of a feverish illness.
Vomiting occasionally indicates and underlying disorder, such a stomach ulcer, uncontrolled diabetes, jaundice, gallbladder disease or cancer. Certain drugs, including some anticancer and anaesthetic agents, may also cause nausea. Always eat slowly and chew thoroughly to avoid nausea after meals. Avoid very large meals. You may suspect a food sensitivity if symptoms consistently occur after eating a particular type of food. In this case, avoiding the food is the simplest way of averting the problem.
Prevent digestive upsets from infection by paying careful attention to personal and kitchen hygiene. To help prevent sickness during pregnancy, eat frequent light meals, and heave a ginger biscuit or drink a small cup of ginger tea, sweetened with a little honey, as soon as you get up in the morning. To avoid feeling nauseated when you are stressed or excited, practice breathing and other relaxation exercises. Maintain an adequate fluid intake if you are suffering from repeated vomiting, especially if it is accompanied by diarrhoea.