What is Nausea?
Nausea is the term or description used to describe the sensation that people feel when they think they might be sick. This sensation can range from a very mild sensation to an extremely severe turning of the stomach. Nausea is not often associated with pain and most of the time, the sensation passes on it’s own. It is seldom to have vomited or even gagged without having experienced the sensation of nausea. Feeling nauseous does not always lead to throwing up. Nausea is usually accompanied with skin turning pale, clammy skin, churning of the stomach and excess saliva production.
Nausea is not often experienced as a symptom on it’s own, it is usually a symptom of an underlying problem or condition such as diarrhoea, pain, fever, headache or feeling faint. Nausea is one of many symptoms that can be used to diagnose someone with an underlying condition or give a differential diagnosis.
What causes Nausea?
Nausea can be caused by many different factors, and to find out why you are feeling nauseous other symptoms must be looked at that are affecting you. Gastroenteritis is very common and can cause nausea, diarrhoea, stomach pain and cramping and vomiting.
Other causes of nausea can are linked to but not exclusive to migraines (headaches and vision problems), head injuries and dizziness. Dizziness with nausea can be linked to vertigo or inner ear issues, which would require further investigation...
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