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What is nausea?

Nausea is most commonly defined as a feeling of discomfort in the stomach, often accompanied by an urge or feeling that one may vomit. Nausea can be triggered by many things including: pregnancy, stress, severe pain, food poisoning, infections or gallbladder disease.

What are the symptoms of nausea?

The main symptom of nausea is that sick feeling in your stomach that you are going to vomit. Other potential symptoms are: dizziness, abdominal pain, severe fatigue and muscle pain.

How to treat nausea

Ideally, you would treat the underlying causes that brought on the nausea, but this is not easy to determine in all cases. Oftentimes, nausea will pass over time, but persisting symptoms indicate it’s time to consult a professional. Treatments can vary greatly, but most common approaches to nausea tend to be non-medicinal unless the nausea results in severe pain. Although oral medications are a popular option, many people find success treating their nausea in the moment by either eating or drinking something, or even just laying down for a short while.

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