Feeling Queasy Lately? It May Have Nothing To Do With What You Ate Or Drankhealth

Feeling Queasy Lately? It May Have Nothing To Do With What You Ate Or Drank

Nausea is no joke and easily tops the list of worst feelings ever. You've likely experienced that sudden wave of queasiness and wanting to make it stop ASAP. It can be especially baffling when the answer to "Why do I feel nauseous?" isn't immediately obvious, like if you haven't eaten anything bad or your period is right on schedule. Let's make it clear: When you say you feel nauseous, you're typically referring to the sensation of having to vomit or an uneasy feeling in your stomach. "It typically has to do with the body's response to a stressor, so people start having retching, increased salivation, a feeling of vomiting, and queasiness in the stomach," explains Camilo Ruiz, DO, an internist and sleep specialist at Sleep and Internal Medicine Specialists. One important note: Nausea is always caused by an underlying disturbance in the body, says Thomas Vanderheyden, DO, a gastroenterologist at Michiana Gastroenterology. It is not a disease or condition in and of itself, but a sign or symptom of one. Once you have the medical problem under control, the nausea tends to get better as well, he says. To get to the bottom of the exact cause of nausea, you need to pay attention to other discomfort you may be experiencing, such as a lack of appetite, cramping, diarrhea, pain in the back of the throat, sweating, lightheadedness, and vomiting. These could all be clues to the primary reason you feel like you're going to throw up. If nausea is a problem for you on the reg, it's time to consider whether one of these common issues is the culprit. Meet the experts: Caren Behar, MD, is a clinical professor in the department of medicine at NYU Grossman School of Medicine and the medical director of Joan H.

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