Nausea is a sign of illness
Nausea, which everyone experiences in daily life, such as overeating, poisoning, cold, can be a sign of serious health problems. Stating that nausea is also seen in diseases such as kidney failure, ear diseases and heart attack, Anadolu Health Center Internal Medicine and Nephrology Specialist Assoc. Dr. Enes Murat Atasoyu explained, “Nausea is usually seen together with other symptoms of the underlying disease and does not occur alone.”
Although nausea is a very common condition that can be seen in everyone, it is more common in people with digestive system problems, inner ear problems, uncontrolled high blood pressure or diabetes, as well as those who are hypersensitive to smells and unpleasant sights.
The cause of nausea may also be psychological.
Anadolu Health Center Internal Medicine and Nephrology Specialist Assoc. Prof. stated that nausea and vomiting can be seen in individuals who are pregnant and whose psychological condition is not good, even without an organic disease. Dr. Enes Murat Atasoyu said, “It is seen in cases of food poisoning, motion sickness, diarrhea, migraine, drug intake, and chemotherapy applications.”
Nausea should not be taken lightly
Assoc. Prof. also pointed out that in case of long-term nausea, more serious diseases such as stomach ulcers, inner ear diseases, advanced kidney failure, some types of heart attacks, uncontrolled increase in blood sugar and increased pressure in the head should also be considered. Dr. Atasoyu said, “Motion sickness develops due to the extreme sensitivity of the semicircular canals responsible for balance in the inner ear to movement and can manifest itself with nausea and subsequent vomiting that occurs while traveling in the vehicle.”
Diseases that cause nausea
- Stomach ulcer: There are complaints such as pain in the stomach area, burning in the stomach, boiling, and indigestion. The presence of an ulcer may cause the stomach’s normal movements of pushing food forward to reverse, thus causing nausea and vomiting.
- Intestinal obstruction: It is seen with abdominal pain, abdominal bloating, inability to defecate, vomit similar to stool, and high fever. Obstruction may develop in the intestines due to mechanical (presence of a mass, adhesions in the abdomen, etc.) or electrolyte disturbance such as low potassium in the blood.
- Diseases related to the inner ear and cerebellum: In these diseases, imbalance and dizziness are at the forefront. Additionally, complaints of nausea also develop. For example; Such as Meniere’s disease, vestibular neuritis, presence of a mass in the cerebellum.
- Uncontrolled hypertension: In individuals with hypertension, headache, dizziness and nausea may occur if blood pressure becomes too high due to no treatment or inadequate treatment.
- Uncontrolled diabetes: If the blood sugar of patients with diabetes increases too much due to non-compliance with the diet, intercurrent infections or inadequate treatment, a condition called “diabetic ketoacidosis” develops, which manifests itself with changes in consciousness, nausea-vomiting, and abdominal pain.
- Advanced stage renal failure: Nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, weakness, weight loss, and decrease in the amount of urine may occur due to the inability to excrete metabolic waste products that must be removed from the body by the kidneys.