If you start vomiting suddenly as if it were your work your first question is probably what you can do to bring the process to a standstill. Your next thought? To find out what has led to your vomiting, you can ensure that this never happens again. Unfortunately, many health problems can cause a puke in your bathroom (or elsewhere if you're unlucky). Here are some of the most common.
. 1 Food Poisoning
Every year, around 48 million people in the United States suffer from a food-borne illness according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). There is no cause for a food-borne disease, but the first five include norovirus, salmonella clostridium perfringens campylobacter and staphylococcus. per CDC .
The symptoms of each food-borne illness are slightly different. In general, you may expect a lot of nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps and diarrhea . "Regardless of the cause, food-borne illness means that there are some kind of bacteria, parasites, or viruses … that your body wants to get rid of." Carolyn Newberry, Gastroenterologist at New York Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center Assistant Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine, tells SELF. Vomiting, she says, is a systemic reaction of your body to try to have infected the disease-causing agent (and whatever else you've been infected with).
Most people will be okay from a few hours to some degree a few days after the symptoms of food poisoning. But the CDC recommends seeing a doctor if the temperature is above 101.5 degrees, bloody feces, vomiting so bad that you can not hold any fluids, signs of dehydration or diarrhea lasting more than three days takes
2. Stomach Flu
Stomach flu, also known as viral gastroenteritis, is a common intestinal infection that can cause nausea, vomiting, watery diarrhea, stomach cramps and sometimes fever, says the Mayo Clinic . People usually get it when they come into contact with someone who is infected with a virus such as norovirus or with items that contain noroviruses. (For this reason, the stomach flu may be a type of food poisoning .)
These irritating symptoms of gastric flu will normally occur one to three days after the infection, Mayo Clinic says. For most people, the symptoms last for only a day or two, but they can last up to 10 days.
As with many other viruses, you usually have to endure this by resting and trying to stay hydrated as best you can Ashkan Farhadi a gastroenterologist at the MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center and director of the MemorialCare Medical Group's digestive disease project in Fountain Valley, California, opposite SELF. Measures such as sucking ice chips, swallowing small sips of water, and gently relaxing in bland food can help, says the Mayo Clinic . In any case, call your doctor if you can not hold fluids for 24 hours, vomiting for more than two days, vomiting blood, signs of dehydration, fever over 104 degrees, or notice blood in your butt .
. 3 Travel sickness
Taking along should be fun, not hellish. Travel sickness does not matter. This disease can be sudden if you travel by car, train, plane, or boat, and you often experience cold sweats, nausea, and vomiting, as in US. National Library of Medicine . The worst thing, though, is that you are not in your own bathroom when the motion sickness occurs.
Your brain can tell you are moving because of signals from your inner ear, eyes, muscles, and joints. US National Library of Medicine . If these signals do not match, it can make you feel too clever, good-by-itself, and you end up with a motion sickness. For example, when you read in a car, your brain may find that your body is moving, but your eyes are focused on a stationary side.
Fortunately, there are tons of lifestyles that you can do to prevent movement disorders. The Cleveland Clinic recommends things like reading or watching TV in a moving vehicle, drinking plenty of water, and standing when you're feeling unwell and somewhere like a train or a boat. If these do not seem to help, contact your doctor. You may recommend that you try over-the-counter or prescription medications to treat your motion sickness.
. 4 Morning sickness
Morning sickness is a not-so-funny side effect of pregnancy that causes nausea and vomiting, usually in the first trimester, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) . 19659025] While the morning sickness is very common the experts do not know exactly what caused them. They strongly suspect that hormones are involved, especially human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) and estrogen. "These hormones tend to cause nausea and vomiting," Dr. Newberry.
HCG is excreted by the placenta the organ that makes up your body during pregnancy to feed the fetus. Your hCG levels tend to peak in early pregnancy when the morning sickness is strongest. Combine that with the fact that the placenta also forms estrogen, which can also cause nausea, and you have a nice, small vomit recipe.
Again, morning sickness is common in pregnancy, so this is not the case That does not automatically mean something bad . However, you should consult your doctor if you really can not stop vomiting and that this affects your life. ACOG says. A severe morning sickness known as hyperemesis gravidarum may require treatment with fluids and medication for nausea.
. 5 Migraine
Significant pain can occur when you think of migraine but it can also cause symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and extreme sensitivity to light and sound, the Mayo Clinic ] says. Migraine irritates the outer shell of your brain, as the Mayo Clinic explains. "If the brain itself is irritated, it can cause vomiting," says dr. Farhadi.
There are many ways to treat migraine by either preventing it or stopping the symptoms (or both). You should therefore talk to your doctor for more information about what works best for you. Remember to see a doctor immediately if you have a headache with fever, weakness, numbness or speech problems, severe thunderclap headaches that come from nowhere, headaches with a stiff neck, headaches after a head injury Chronic headaches that get worse after a cough, over-exertion, or sudden movements, and new headaches when you're over 50, says the Mayo Clinic . Any of these reactions may indicate a more serious neurological problem, so do not hesitate to talk to your doctor.
. 6 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) occurs when gastric acid regularly flows back into the esophagus, the tube that runs between the mouth and stomach, says the Mayo Clinic . This acid can irritate the lining of your esophagus and cause symptoms such as a burning sensation in your chest (heartburn), chest pain difficulty swallowing, the sensation of a lump in the throat and vomiting. Well, so to speak.
The vomiting that you experience with GERD is a bit different from "normal" vomiting. If you have GERD, you are technically exciting your food which essentially means that something you have recently swallowed will come back in the mouth, Dr. Newberry. Actual vomiting is stronger and usually occurs after the stomach has had some time to break down the food, she says. Considering how brutal it is to vomit your food again, it is quite possible that you vomit anyway after vomiting, says Dr. Farhadi.
If you think you suffer from GERD, seek a doctor to listen to your treatment options. You should be able to recommend over-the-counter medications or prescription medications that may help, along with lifestyle changes such as non-food of foods that trigger this acid backwash .
. 7 Appendicitis
Appendicitis is an inflammation of the cecum, a small, finger-shaped pouch that extends from your gut to the lower right side of your abdomen, says the Mayo Clinic The typical symptom Appendicitis is a sudden pain that begins on the right side of the abdomen or begins around the belly button and moves into the right abdomen. It can also cause pain that gets worse when you cough, walk or make screaming movements. Loss of appetite; inferior fever, constipation or diarrhea; Bloating or nausea and vomiting, says the Mayo Clinic . "Every time you get an irritation of the gastrointestinal tract, it can trigger a trigger for vomiting," Dr. Newberry.
Appendicitis is serious and can be life-threatening if your attachment causes rupture, so consult a doctor if you have these symptoms, especially if they are severe. If you have appendicitis, your attachment is usually removed (which you really do not need anyway).
. 8 A Severe Allergic Reaction to Foods
In a food allergy your immune system responds to a protein found in this article, according to the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology . (AAAAI). This can trigger a range of symptoms, including itching, hives, nasal congestion, vomiting, stomach cramps, diarrhea, and swelling. In some cases, there may be anaphylaxis, a much more severe and potentially life-threatening reaction that can cause a throat narrowing.
If you're allergic to food, it may be that your stomach wants it. Newberry Says,
If you suspect that you have a food allergy, it is important to consult an allergist [AAAAI