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Why does chemotherapy cause nausea and vomiting?

Why does chemotherapy cause nausea and vomiting?

It's a toxin: The brain has an area that triggers nausea and vomiting if something toxic gets in the body. This is what prevented early humans from dying after eating poisonous berries! chemotherapy triggers the same area of the brain, and the body tries to protect itself by vomiting. New anti-nausea drugs are so effective because they target the "vomit center" in the brain. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Vomiting (Definition)

Nausea is the sensation of having an urge to vomit. Vomiting is forcing the contents of the stomach up through the esophagus and ...Read more


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What does it mean if when im on my period i have VERY TERRIBLE cramps and also nausea and vomiting?

What does it mean if when im on my period i have VERY TERRIBLE cramps and also nausea and vomiting?

Possible reasons.: Get evaluated. Dysmenorrhea can be caused by polyps, fibroids, endometriosis or adenomyosis. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, extra salt & junk carbohydrates. Increase complex carbohydrates – try to incorporate at least 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit into your diet daily. Try: Omega- 3 fatty acids. Try to take in magnesium either through supplementation or through your diet wi your Dr ...Read more

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Why should I treat my nausea and vomiting during chemotherapy?

Why should I treat my nausea and vomiting during chemotherapy?

Helpful to healing: Too much nausea and vomiting may allow one to be dehydrated and undernourished and to feel just plain miserable. The last thing your body needs while fighting cancer. To treat nausea is to also allow one to be more comfortable during such a crucial time. There are several different regimens available, and your treating doctor will go over these with you. ...Read more

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Was in ER, treated for dehydration,nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. Now taking Cipro for 2 days, symptoms still here. What could it be?

Was in ER, treated for dehydration,nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. Now taking Cipro for 2 days, symptoms still here. What could it be?

Gastroenteritis: You probably have a viral illness and Cipro will not help. Symptomatic care would be more helpful which includes rehydration with electrolyte containing fluids as well as a bland diet ...Read more

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Any suggestions for treating chronic nausea and vomiting with fibromyalgia?

Any suggestions for treating chronic nausea and vomiting with fibromyalgia?

Find cause of N & V.: Fibromyalgia is a syndrome of generalized pain and weakness in numerous parts of body. It is called a syndrome because one can not find any objective evidence of a problem. One mistake the pt and doc make is that once a person is labelled as having "fibromyalgia", there is a trap other sx are part of the syndrome: n & v is not. Doc needs to look for true cause, then rx will become clear. ...Read more

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I'm on 7th day of bacterial meningitis treatment with antibiotics, but still having strong headache and waking up with nausea and vomiting, normal?

I'm on 7th day of bacterial meningitis treatment with antibiotics, but still having strong headache and waking up with nausea and vomiting, normal?

May not be normal: some time there is collection of fluid around brain membranes after bacterial meningitis which increases pressure inside the skull resulting in nausea, vomiting and headache, please consult again with your doctor to discuss this possible complication ...Read more

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Treatments for nausea and vomiting caused by birth control?

Treatments for nausea and vomiting caused by birth control?

Timing: The easiest way to avoid nausea with birth control is to take the pill just before bed time. Do not take first thing in am on empty stomach. The oc estrogen may also be too high in this situation so switching to a lower dose pill can help. ...Read more

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Could the drugs Zofran and emend come in liquid form to be put in an IV to get rid of postop nausea and vomiting?

Could the drugs Zofran and emend come in liquid form to be put in an IV to get rid of postop nausea and vomiting?

Zofran does: Zofran comes in IV form, and you can ask for it. Emend does not come in IV form as far as i know, but i don't believe emend is the right drug for postop nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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What are the main three drugs used for nausea and vomiting on pediatric oncology?

What are the main three drugs used for nausea and vomiting on pediatric oncology?

Drugs for nausea: Zofran (ondansetron) is a mainstay for helping pediatric oncology patients with nausea and vomiting (there are other members of this class like kytril). A combination of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Reglan (metoclopramide) is also used. Lastly Ativan (lorazepam) is also quite effective. Others used are emend, scopolamine (>10 yo), and Marinol (for teens). ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Noga
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