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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)

Vomiting = expulsion of stomach ...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 (ciprofloxacin) 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 (ciprofloxacin) for 2 days, symptoms still here. What could it be?

Gastroenteritis: You probably have a viral illness and Cipro (ciprofloxacin) 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 (ondansetron) and emend come in liquid form to be put in an IV to get rid of postop nausea and vomiting?

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

Zofran (ondansetron) does: Zofran (ondansetron) 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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I have ongoing nausea and vomiting for 2 months, I can't eat anything what can be the cause?

Nausea/Vomiting: Nausea/vomiting may be gi-related (food poisoning, peptic disease, gastroparesis, due to biliary & pancreatic disease, gas/bloat syndrome, small bowel problems. Consider "central" causes: motion sickness, vertigo, migraine headache, brain problems (some very serious). Also, rule out infection (? Urinary tract), medication side effects, pregnancy, & even reaction to stress. See your doctor please. ...Read more

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Why do I get nausea and vomiting when I think of the girl I love?

Why do I get nausea and vomiting when I think of the girl I love?

Vomiting for love: This is an unusual reaction. Assuming that you really love her and she has some affection for you, it may be due to just extreme nervousness about the relationship. (ie., worrying about whether she loves you the same) it could also be due to a subsconscious suspicion that maybe she doesn't love you or is too good for you. Most likely your symptoms are due to anxiety of some kind. ...Read more

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What causes nausea and vomiting?

Comprehensive list>: Http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/nausea/my00572/dsection=causes.

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What can I do for nausea and vomiting?

Depends: A lot depends on the cause of the vomting. Hyperemesis is common with pregnancy and will lessen by the end of first trimester. The cause must be determined to establish the best treatment for prevention. More info is needed. ...Read more

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What could lead to my nausea and vomiting?

What could lead to my nausea and vomiting?

I don't know.: There are many possible reasons for nausea & vomiting. Please see this extensive list of possible causes of nausea by mayo clinic: http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/nausea/my00572/dsection=causes. ...Read more

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What are the causes chronic nausea without vomiting?

What are the causes chronic nausea without vomiting?

GI Problems: Ulcers, gastritis, gallbladder disease, diabetes, pancreatitis, and the list goes on and on.
Bottom line is you need to see your pcp. ...Read more

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What to do if I have nausea and vomiting (emotophobia?

Fear of vomiting: Emotophobia is fear of vomiting. It can happen with patients who have frequent nausea and vomiting (such as cancer patients who worry about symptoms with each dose of chemo) or it can be from bad vomiting episodes in the past.

This may be related to a generalized anxiety disorder. If this is a symptom that is severe or happens frequently, talk to your doctor about treatment options. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Noga
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Nausea (Definition)

Nausea = abdominal upset ...Read more