You’re feeling nauseous, and you’re not sure why. Maybe you ate something too rich, have the flu, or were stressed out about work, and now your stomach won’t settle down. Regardless of what’s making you feel queasy, here are some tips to help you deal with nausea and feel better soon!
What is nausea?
Nausea is a feeling of discomfort and unease in the stomach or abdomen. It’s usually caused by hunger, but it can also be a symptom of various health conditions, including depression, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), migraines, and heartburn. In the United States, most cases of nausea are due to causes like these or pregnancy. However, nausea may also result from certain diseases or disorders, such as appendicitis and gallbladder disease. In addition, severe nausea may occur before menstruation (premenstrual syndrome) and during menopause.
I’m Feeling Nauseous: What Could Be the Cause?
Some people experience nausea for different reasons. If you are feeling nausea, the following could be the cause:
- Illness or infection
- Broken or dislocated jaw
- Early pregnancy (can start to feel nausea from 4 weeks)
- A side effect of a medication or drug use. You must have to talk to your doctor about this.
- Seasickness and other motion sicknesses
- Early pregnancy
- Intense pain
- Exposure to chemical toxins
- Emotional stress (fear)
- Gallbladder disease
- Food poisoning
- Various viruses
- Certain smells or odors
If you’re experiencing these symptoms and want help, call A&E 24/7 on 111 for medical advice. You can also visit your GP surgery, an NHS walk-in center, or your local pharmacist for advice. Remember that feeling nauseous is not a condition and will eventually go away if it isn’t anything serious.
Feeling Nauseous? Here’s What You Should Do
If you feel nauseous and have the following symptoms, you may have food poisoning: diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. To treat food poisoning symptoms, it is important to stay hydrated. Eating small portions of plain foods bland in flavors is also important, such as white rice and crackers. If the vomiting does not stop after 24 hours, seek medical attention.
What Can I Do If I Have a Nausea Attack
Nausea can be a symptom of many various things. Your first step should be to pinpoint the cause and take necessary action. For example, if it is a food-related issue, limit or avoid that food; if it is morning sickness, sleep or eat more often; if it is motion sickness, try taking an over-the-counter medication or ask your doctor for stronger medication; and if you are feeling sick because of stress, spend time with friends and family.
If you have any of these symptoms for more than 24 hours or more than three times in one week, call your doctor and get evaluated as soon as possible.
Best Ways To Recover From A Nausea Feeling
Here are some tips that may help.
Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration and electrolyte imbalances. Gatorade or another sports drink can help you quickly get back to feeling good. Aim for about eight glasses a day, more if the nausea is severe or goes on for a long time. If this isn’t enough, consult your doctor about getting an IV line.