Top
10
Doctor insights on: Can Hormones Cause Nausea

Share
1

1
What happens in the body that causes nausea? Are nerves involved, or hormones involved, or both?

What happens in the body that causes nausea? Are nerves involved, or hormones involved, or both?

Both: Various blood borne hormones (or medications/drugs) cause a signal within the area postrema, which is a region in the brain located on the floor of the fourth ventricle -- outside of the blood-brain barrier. This means hormones cause the brain to release a neurotransmitter that causes nerves to trigger nausea. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
1 doctor shared a insight

Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more


2

2
I am 19 and have had varying levels of nausea for about 3 months. Could this be caused by a hormonal imbalance?

I am 19 and have had varying levels of nausea for about 3 months. Could this be caused by a hormonal imbalance?

Yes, one of many: Chronic nausea may be caused by a variety of things - both GI and non-gi. Given duration it might be wise to be formally evaluated by your md. In the meantime you might want to trial anotc ppi every day. ...Read more

3

3
What causes nausea right before a due period? Which hormones?

What causes nausea right before a due period? Which hormones?

Prostaglandins: Most likely prostaglandins (pg, ) which are derivatives of arachidonic acid. Pg cause menstrual cramps, and can be associated with nausea, diarrhea, and mild temperature elevations - among other things. Pg rises dramatically before menstruation and peaks during your period. Otc drugs like Ibuprofen block pg; you might find it helps with your nausea. ...Read more

4

4
I get nauseous frequently. It's gotten better since i stopped taking birth control. Could the nausea have hormonal causes?

I get nauseous frequently. It's gotten better since i stopped taking birth control.  Could the nausea have hormonal causes?

Nausea: Yes it could have a hormonal cause. But also a multitude of other causes could be responsible. Could you be pregnant? A detailed history including medication history and a physical examination with labs can help pinpoint the cause. I would suggest that you see your primary care or gp( if you are in the uk). ...Read more

7

7
Does the lack of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy always indicates low level of hormones? Is the lack of nausea cause for alarm?

Does the lack of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy always indicates low level of hormones? Is the lack of nausea cause for alarm?

Not at all: Remember, everyone's response to the hormones of pregnancy is different. Some people have severe nausea so called hyperemesis gravidarum. Some people really have limited to no issues. But remember the lack of issues doesn't mean that there is a problem at all. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Stephen Noga
1,712 doctors shared insights

Nausea (Definition)

Nausea is the sensation of having ...Read more