Overview Of Nausea

Nausea is the feeling of uneasiness in your digestive area. Nausea occurs before the act of throwing up or vomiting. Vomiting is explicitly the act of emptying your stomach contents through your mouth.

CausesOf Nausea

Symptoms of both nausea and vomiting can include:


  • Abdominal discomfort and/or pain
  • Vomiting for a period of 24 hours and longer
  • Vomiting blood
  • Headaches that are severe accompanied with a stiff neck
  • Dehydration symptoms such as dark urine, infrequent urination and/or dry mouth

Exams & Tests

Your health care provider or physician will collect your medical history and ask about your symptoms. Your physician will do a physical exam, take some tests including urine and blood. Also, women may be asked to take a pregnancy test.

Treatment Of Nausea

Depending on the cause, treatments for nausea and vomiting can vary. There are medications that can treat the onset of nausea and vomiting. For severe cases of vomiting, you may need extra fluids through an IV (intravenous) at a hospital or medical center.

There are things that you can do to feel better:

  • To avoid dehydration, drink plenty of fluids. If you are having trouble keeping liquids down, drink small amounts of clear liquids many times throughout the day.
  • Avoid spicy, fatty or salty foods. Consume bland foods.
  • Eat smaller meals more often.
  • Avoid strong smells, since some can trigger nausea and vomiting.
  • If you are pregnant and are experiencing morning sickness, eat crackers before you get out of bed in the morning.