Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on May 23, 2013 in Personal Injury
Nausea is defined as the feeling of sickness in the stomach which causes an individual to feel as if they are going to vomit, however this does not always lead to vomiting. Medical professionals have classified this as a non-specific symptom as there may be multiple causes an individual may feel nauseated.
Most often, acute nausea is typically harmless, however when chronic nausea is present, this could be a sign of a more severe problem or permanent injury. In the case where nausea causes severe vomiting, this may lead to electrolyte imbalances and dehydration, which on rare occasions may cause death.
At Gordon & Partners, our personal injury attorneys believe that if you or a member of your family is suffering from nausea as a result of the negligent actions of another individual or entity, the victim may be entitled to compensation for all losses and damages including; medical expenses, funeral expenses, loss of wages, and pain and suffering.
Causes of Nausea
Nausea may be caused by many different things, thus it is always advised to be cautious whenever you feel nauseated. In 2009, an organization listed 700 causes of nausea, while gastrointestinal infections and food poisoning were the two most common causes discovered, while pregnancy and medication side effects followed.
Some common causes of nausea include:
- Brain tumor
- Food poisoning
- Gastrointestinal infections
- Medication side effects
- Motion sickness
If you are suffering from chronic nausea that has lasted for several days, and it is not possible for you to be pregnant, it is imperative to seek medical attention, as there could be a severe illness or condition present. In addition, if the nausea was caused by another individual, these medical documents can be used by our attorneys to formulate a strong case in the court of law.
Nausea Prevention Methods
Many times, there is not much we can do to prevent nausea from occurring, especially in cases where the nausea is related to specific ailments like cancer or motion sickness. Of course, in other cases, there are precautions we can take to prevent nausea from occurring.
Some common nausea prevention methods include:
- Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages
- Consume smaller meals
- Drink fluids in between meals
- Eat slower
- Focus on non-moving distant object
- Rest following meals
- Take motion sickness medications
In most cases, these nausea prevention techniques will assist in reducing or eliminating nausea from occurring. Of course, in other cases, it may be impossible to prevent nausea if the nausea is associated with cancers and pregnancy.
Nausea Treatment Methods
After an individual has been stricken with nausea, there are several treatment methods which can be used to help ease or eliminate the nausea. In addition, a doctor can prescribe individuals suffering from chronic nausea with certain medications to ease these feelings.
Some nausea treatment methods include:
- Consume ginger or peppermint
- Fresh air
- Inject motion sickness medications
- Place your head between your legs
- Prescription medications
- Rest in seated position
- Sip clear fluids slowly
As all nausea cannot be cured, these treatment methods are most commonly used by individuals and medical professionals today.
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