Nausea is pronounced stomach discomfort and the sensation of wanting to vomit. Nausea can be a precursor to vomiting the contents of the stomach. The condition has many causes and can often be prevented. Nausea can stem from a number of causes. Some people are highly sensitive to motion or to certain foods, medications, or the effects of certain medical conditions.
All these things can cause nausea. Common causes of nausea are described below. Treatment for nausea depends upon the cause. Keeping hydrated can help to minimise dehydration after your nausea subsides. This includes taking small, frequent sips of clear liquids, such as water or an electrolyte-containing beverage. Taking an anti-nausea medication (scopolamine) before a journey can also prevent motion sickness. Changes to your eating habits, such as eating small, frequent meals, can help to reduce nausea symptoms. Avoiding intense physical activity after meals can also minimise nausea. Avoiding spicy, high-fat, or greasy foods can also help.