Almost everyone has experienced nausea and vomiting at some point in their life. Vomiting occurs when the stomach contents are forced upwards, whereas nausea is the unpleasant feeling that is often felt before vomiting.
- Nausea is a sensation of discomfort that normally includes an upset belly, faintness, and People often feel the need to vomit. This feeling normally comes from the belly, but it is typically managed by the brain.
- Vomiting, however, normally progresses the feeling of nausea, at least momentarily. Vomiting takes place when the abdominal forcefully ejects its contents through the mouth. When vomiting persists after all the food and fluid has been ejected out, it is known as the dry heaves.
- When vomiting turns into signs of dehydration due to poor fluid intake, the affected individual might have become increasingly thirsty, have dry mouth and lips.
There are several conditions that can result in vomiting including food poisoning. But there are other issues as well that can cause this feeling:
- Infection in the pancreas, gall bladder or certain medications
- A viral infection may be present when vomiting and diarrhea are present
- Pregnancy can cause vomiting and nausea
- High urea levels in the blood and alcohol intake can cause vomiting and/or nausea
- Inner ear issues
- Having a block in the stomach can cause this feeling, especially after eating
- Vomiting bile may indicate an obstruction in the small intestines
- Pain with vomiting may mean there is something obstructive in the body
- Brain injuries can result in vomiting along with a stiff neck
Vomiting is forceful, whereas regurgitation is not forceful. It is important to note the differences between the two
Causes of Nausea and Vomiting
In most cases, nausea and vomiting are due to infections or medications/toxins that you have come into contact with. The infections may include:
- Food poisoning: Occurs when the person has ingested food that has significant amounts of bacteria that are affecting the digestive system. Most people find that the food poison is followed after eating stale foods or eating out.
- Other infections can include urinary tract infections, ear infection, pneumonia or the like. Almost any infection in the body can cause the person to feel nausea and vomit.
Almost any type of medication can result in vomiting in a person. Medications that may treat issues can cause this, even if they are helping the person. Certain toxins can also result in vomiting in a person as well.
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