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Feeling Queasy? 4 Disorders That Could Be Causing Your Nausea

by Claire Ward

Eating a well-balanced diet, exercising, and visiting your doctor for regular checkups are essential for a healthy lifestyle. Unfortunately, you still may develop uncomfortable symptoms even when living a healthy life. Considering millions of people suffer with nausea, understanding this common symptom is essential. In many cases, nausea occurs for no reason at all. However, most people deal with nausea, and its aftermath of vomiting, due to physical and emotional disorders. Using this guide, you will understand a few possible causes and treatment options for your nausea.

Migraines

Migraine headaches are a bit more common than you may believe. These headaches cause a throbbing, pulsing sensation on usually one side of your head. Migraine attacks happen in different stages, wreaking havoc on your emotional and physical well-being.

Most people will feel nausea that leads to vomiting before, during, and after a migraine attack. Having an increased sensitivity to light is also common during these severe headaches.

If you are suffering with nausea and other symptoms related to migraines, contact your doctor immediately. Prescription medications are available to manage the symptoms of migraine attacks.

Ear Infections

Ear infections account for an estimated 25 million visits to the doctor's office each year.  These infections may stem from colds, allergies, sinus infections, issues with your adenoids, or smoking. No matter how they develop, ear infections can be painful and annoying.

Inflammation of the inner ear from the infection prevents the successful transmission of sensory information from the ear to the brain. This disruption in transmission can cause vertigo, dizziness, balance and coordination issues, and nausea.

Other symptoms of an ear infection may include the following:

  • Mild or severe pain in the ear
  • Feeling of pressure in the ear
  • Pus-like drainage from ear
  • Minor or more severe hearing loss

Ear infections do not heal on their own, so if you are experiencing the above symptoms, visit your doctor immediately. Antibiotics are usually effective for healing the infection, but you can also take ibuprofen to ease the pain.

Depression

Depression may be considered a mood disorder, but this condition also affects your underlying physical health. Depression causes persistent feelings of sadness and irritability, but you may also experience disturbances in your sleep, appetite changes, fatigue, headaches, back pain, and chronic nausea.

If you are experiencing the above symptoms, your doctor will recommend a few steps to treat your depression. Anti-depressant or anti-anxiety medications are most common for treating these emotional disorders. However, utilizing holistic treatments, such as massage therapy and exercise, is also effective for many people.

Concussion

If you have experienced a bump, blow, or jolt that causes your head and brain to move rapidly back and forth, you may have a concussion. This TBI, or Traumatic Brain Injury, stretches and damages the head and brain while causing neurological imbalances.

Due to various chemical imbalances that may occur in the brain, a concussion can cause the following symptoms:

  • Headache
  • Blurred vision
  • Concentration Issues
  • Balance and coordination problems
  • Fatigue
  • Sensitivity to light and sound
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

Treating a concussion will depend on the severity of your injury. In severe cases, surgery may be necessary to stop bleeding and swelling in the brain.

If your brain has not suffered serious damage, you will not require any invasive treatment. Resting for the first day is smart, but be sure a family member or friend wakes you up every few hours. This will ensure you do not fall into a coma while recovering from your concussion. Avoid any strenuous activity for the first few days after your injury.

Symptoms will decrease over time, but they may last for days, weeks, or longer.

Nausea may not be a life-threatening issue, but you should visit your primary care physician, or check out the site, if you deal with this constant queasiness and vomiting. With this guide, you will understand how nausea can be a symptom of many common disorders. 


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