Nausea and vomiting occasionally affect everyone, but if you regularly have these issues, it could point to a more serious underlying problem. At GastroCare LI, dedicated specialists Bradley Rieders, MD, and Brandon Rieders, MD, offer expert nausea and vomiting care at their Valley Stream, New York, office. Book your appointment online or call the office for help today.
Nausea is the queasy feeling that you need to vomit (expel your stomach contents forcefully through your mouth). Nausea and vomiting often, but not always, go hand-in-hand. You may experience nausea for a while before vomiting, or you may experience nausea that abates without vomiting.
There are many causes of nausea and vomiting, including:
Regurgitation is an issue sometimes confused with vomiting. With regurgitation or acid reflux, the contents of your stomach (digestive fluids and food) move backward into your esophagus. People with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) experience regurgitation regularly.
GastroCare LI starts with an exam and a discussion about your symptoms. Your provider takes a medical history and asks questions about how your symptoms started, whether you have additional issues, like a fever or abdominal pain, and what medications you’re taking. They’ll also ask several questions to help narrow down the source of your issues.
Your provider may make a diagnosis after a medical history review and exam, but in some cases, you may need blood tests, X-rays, CT or MRI scans, or a procedure, such as an upper endoscopy, to find the cause of your nausea and vomiting.
Nausea and vomiting have a broad range of causes, so your treatment depends on your specific condition and its root causes. Some treatments that you may need include:
Your GastroCare LI provider recommends a treatment plan that corrects the cause of your nausea and vomiting so you can get relief as quickly as possible.
If you have persistent nausea and vomiting, don’t wait until you’re dehydrated and desperate to get help. Call GastroCare LI or click on the online appointment maker to book your consultation today.