People will occasionally become ill, experiencing acute nausea and vomiting when exposed to certain viruses or bacteria. However, some people suffer from chronic or frequent vomiting and nausea not caused by an acute illness. Episodes of nausea and vomiting can be severe at times and often occur without explanation. These people require the attention of a doctor to determine the cause of the vomiting and find an effective mode of treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions
What types of conditions can cause frequent, chronic or severe vomiting and nausea?
Often, vomiting and nausea are caused by infectious illnesses, such as adenovirus, food-borne toxins, and rotavirus. Several gastrointestinal issues can also cause vomiting and nausea in people including bowel obstructions, irritable bowel syndrome and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
What are the treatments for vomiting and nausea?
Nausea and vomiting are unpleasant biological responses to underlying disorders. While we always aim to improve the quality of life of our patients, our primary focus is always on treating the condition or illness responsible for symptoms. Because there are many different conditions that may cause chronic vomiting and nausea in people, treatments will vary from patient to patient.