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What is nausea?

Nausea is an uneasiness of the stomach that often comes before vomiting. In many people nausea is usually a precursor to vomiting the contents of the stomach. Vomiting occurs when the contents from the stomach get regurgitated (thrown up) through the mouth and nose. Nausea and vomiting are not diseases in and of themselves, however they are symptoms to other underlying health conditions.

What causes nausea and vomiting?

Nausea and vomiting may occur separately or together, some of the common causes of nausea and vomiting include:

* Cancer treatment via Chemotherapy

* Gastroparesis

* General anesthesia

* Intestinal obstruction

* Motion sickness: First aid

* Morning sickness during pregnancy

* Migraine headaches

* Stomach infection or stomach flu

What are the treatments for nausea and vomiting?

There are a number of ways that can be used to treat nausea and vomiting, some of which include:

* Self-treatment, including

o Consuming light, plain foods that are rich in fiber

o Sipping on cold water

o Not engaging in any strenuous activity

o Rest

o Use of oral rehydration solution to replace electrolytes

* Medical Care

o Anti-nausea medication

o Drip to replace electrolytes

o Medication for the underlying cause of nausea and vomiting

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