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Nausea

Nausea

Nausea services offered in Inland Empire, Rancho Cucamonga, CA


Nausea is an unpleasant sensation that usually happens before vomiting. Though not always a serious health concern, the gastroenterology team at Hussein Abidali, DO Digestive Health Inc. in Rancho Cucamonga, California, recommends scheduling an evaluation if you have ongoing nausea. Hussein Abidali, DO, and the team take a holistic approach to care, focusing on finding and treating the root cause of your gastrointestinal symptoms. To get relief from your nausea, call the office or request an appointment online today.

Nausea QA

What is nausea?

Nausea is an unpleasant sensation in your stomach or throat that usually triggers gagging or vomiting. Nausea isn’t a diagnosis but a symptom of some underlying health issue.

Your nausea may occur from a condition affecting your digestive tract, brain, or inner ear. You may also develop nausea as a side effect of medication or hormonal changes. 

Nausea affects people of all ages and may occur at any time. 

What causes nausea?

You can develop nausea from various conditions or situations. Some of the common causes of nausea include the following:

  • Gastrointestinal infections
  • Other infections like pneumonia or meningitis
  • Food poisoning
  • Pregnancy
  • Motion sickness
  • Alcohol intoxication
  • Migraine headaches
  • Brain tumors
  • Seizures
  • Radiation therapy
  • Physical or emotional pain
  • Heart attack
  • Diabetes
  • Hyperthyroidism

In addition to your queasiness, your nausea may cause sweating, flushing, or upper abdominal pain. 

When should I seek help for nausea?

You should seek help for nausea from the team at Hussein Abidali, DO Digestive Health Inc., if your symptom is an ongoing occurrence. 

Your provider at Hussein Abidali, DO Digestive Health Inc. asks detailed questions about your symptoms and when they occur. They also ask about your usual routine, diet, and medical history.

Your provider performs a physical exam and may run various tests to confirm or rule out a diagnosis. Testing may include blood tests, X-rays, or an upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, or capsule endoscopy.

What are some treatment options for nausea?

The team at Hussein Abidali, DO Digestive Health Inc. customizes your nausea treatment plan based on the cause of your symptoms and related complications. Your plan may include:

  • Fluid replacements
  • Diet modifications
  • Nutrition support
  • Medication to reduce nausea

The team may also talk to you about complementary therapies to manage nausea, such as acupressure wristbands, ginger, or vitamin B6 supplements.

If you have a gastric condition affecting your digestive tract’s motility, the team at Hussein Abidali, DO Digestive Health Inc., may recommend a gastric stimulation device, which sends mild electrical signals to the nerves that control motility.

Nausea is a symptom that may affect appetite and health. Find out what’s causing your nausea by calling Hussein Abidali, DO Digestive Health Inc., or requesting an appointment online today.