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What causes severe motion sickness?

What causes severe motion sickness?

Motion sickness: Cause is still debated but it is basically a conflict between sensory systems. For example, car sickness is caused by your eyes (which are looking at interior of car and environment is not moving) whereas the fluid in your ear (maintains balance) feels motion of the car. ...Read more

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Motion Sickness (Definition)

An illness caused by motion during travel that usually involves ...Read more


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What causes motion sickness?

What causes motion sickness?

Motion sickness: One theory is that it functions as defense mechanism against neurotoxins. The area postrema in the brain is responsible for inducing vomiting when poisons are detected, & for resolving conflict between vision & balance. When feeling motion but not seeing it, the inner ear transmits to the brain that it senses motion, but the eyes tell the brain that everything is still, hence brain responds by vo. ...Read more

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What can cause headaches, motion sickness and dizziness?

What can cause headaches, motion sickness and dizziness?

Most commonly: You are mentioning three characteristics of migraine, and if these symptoms plague you, a visit to a headache specialist could result in medication intervention which could control your problems. ...Read more

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What causes car sickness?

What causes car sickness?

Motion sickness: One theory is that it functions as defense mechanism against neurotoxins. The area postrema in the brain is responsible for inducing vomiting when poisons are detected, & for resolving conflict between vision & balance. When feeling motion but not seeing it, the inner ear transmits to the brain that it senses motion, but the eyes tell the brain that everything is still, hence brain responds by vo. ...Read more

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What sickness causes fatigue and chills?

What sickness causes fatigue and chills?

Many: There are many illnesses that can cause fatigue and chills, such as an infection (viral, bacterial, as well as atypical), inflammatory conditions (lupus, various connective tissue diseases), thyroid, tumors can, menopause can. It is best to speak with your physician, explain the duration of symptoms, what part of the day they occur and have them do some lab work to help uncover the problem. ...Read more

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What causes sea sickness or car sickness?

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What causes sea sickness or car sickness?

Motion sickness: One theory is that it functions as defense mechanism against neurotoxins. The area postrema in the brain is responsible for inducing vomiting when poisons are detected, & for resolving conflict between vision & balance. When feeling motion but not seeing it, the inner ear transmits to the brain that it senses motion, but the eyes tell the brain that everything is still, hence brain responds by vo. ...Read more

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How severe is an albumin of 5.4? Please describe severity of symptoms? Crippling fatigue, pulsating symptoms, severe headaches, eye pain, nausea?

How severe is an albumin of 5.4?  Please describe severity of symptoms?  Crippling fatigue, pulsating symptoms, severe headaches, eye pain, nausea?

None of the above: I hope it doesn't disappoint you greatly to let you know that your Albumin levels are considered quite within the normal range. Of course, lab values do vary from one laboratory to another therefore, it would be best to find out the normal range in the laboratory you had the blood drawn or tested but for all intents and purposes the range of normal for Albumin is taken to be 3.5 to 5.5. ...Read more

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What causes severe joint pain and stiffness?

What causes severe joint pain and stiffness?

Multiple: Joint pain onset of a sudden onset is very unusual and rare. The causes can vary from an injury to various causes like arthritis infection. ...Read more

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What could cause sudden severe joint pain and stiffness?

What could cause sudden severe joint pain and stiffness?

Multiple: Joint pain onset of a sudden onset is very unusual and rare. The causes can vary from an injury to various causes like arthritis infection. ...Read more

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What sickness is associated with dizziness and neck pain?

What sickness is associated with dizziness and neck pain?

Multiple: Viral syndromes, meningitis, cerebellar tumors, muscle spasms + medications, heart disease, ear infections are just a few of the possibilities. A full examination and medical history is needed to narrow down the possible diagnosis. ...Read more

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What kind of sickness causes my diarrhea to be black?

What kind of sickness causes my diarrhea to be black?

GI Bleed or drugs : If u r bleeding in your stomach this could cause ur stool to be black (melena). It also smells very bad. Peptobismol can also make your stools black. If u r not taking any drugs and having stomach pain with the black stools u should see a doctor. ...Read more

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What is motion sickness?

What is motion sickness?

Nausea: Due to being on a boat, in a car, or in an airplane. ...Read more

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What causes severe head ache with bloating?

What causes severe head ache with bloating?

Doctor should check: A "severe headache" usually needs a doctor. Someone with many headaches should bring a diary to his doctor, listing the headaches, how long each lasted, what medicine was used, what activities were done that day, which foods eaten, etc... Emergencies include a "worst headache ever", a headache that gets worse and worse as the day goes on, or a headache accompanied by other major symptoms, etc... ...Read more

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What causes motion sickness, nausea, vomiting, dizziness and migrain headache?

What causes motion sickness, nausea, vomiting, dizziness  and migrain headache?

We don't know: The exact cause of migraine is still controversial and gaps in our understanding remain. Accompanying symptoms such as phonophobia, photophobia, nausea, vomiting, dizziness and blurred vision, as well as autonomic phenomena of conjunctival injection, lacrimation and lid edema are common and individual. It is manageable, see a headache specialist or orofacial pain. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of headache backache joint pain fainting and fatigue?

What are the possible causes of headache backache joint pain fainting and fatigue?

Nondiagnostic: These varied symptoms are nondiagnostic without a physician performing a thorough history and physical examination. He/she will order the appropriate tests and,if necessary, refer you to a specialist. ...Read more

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What is the cause of severe tummy ache, vomiting and dizziness?

Tummy ache: Usually these are either acute viral infections (now thought to be the leading cause of foodborne illness in the United States), or a reaction to toxins in contaminated foods from a variety of sources. Too much information to provide, if symptoms don't quickly resolve, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause the following symptoms? Severe migraines, chills, dizzy, dehydrated, no fever?

Is this New?: If this is a new onset of headaches, you need immediate medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the symptomsof moderate acute mountain sickness?

What are the symptomsof moderate acute mountain sickness?

Altitude sickness: Acute altitude sickness may be associated with any combination of the following symptoms: fatigue, headache, dizziness, insomnia, shortness of breath during exertion, nausea, decreased appetite, swelling of extremities. Altitude sickness develops when the rate of ascent into higher altitudes outpaces the body's ability to adjust to those altitudes. ...Read more

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What are some motion sickness remedies?

What are some motion sickness remedies?

Try some OTC: Solutions available without a prescription include ginger root, meclizine, dramamine, (dimenhydrinate) seasickness bracelets. However, medications for migraine may help in some cases, and if dizziness is bad, a scopolamine patch may assist. Many meds are available for the nausea. On occasion, if inner ear problems seem present, an ENT specialist may help. ...Read more

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What would cause severe vertigo?

What would cause severe vertigo?

Severe vertigo: There are two types. Peripheral vertigo is more common and often by a small stone stuck in your semicirular canals of the inner ear. See an audiologist of ENT doctor. ...Read more