Most individuals will experience nausea and vomiting at some point during life. These symptoms are typically harmless and can resolve without treatment. If these conditions persist, it could signal the presence of a more serious health condition. Nausea and vomiting treatment from Dr. Daniel Benhuri in Beverly Hills can provide relief from your symptoms so you can feel better.
Symptoms of Nausea and Vomiting
Nausea is stomach uneasiness and vomiting is emptying the contents of your stomach. These two conditions can be symptoms of a multitude of health conditions. You may experience a lack of appetite, profuse sweating, abdominal contractions and a stomach ache.
Contact a primary care doctor if these symptoms last more than a day or are accompanied with a fever or signs of dehydration. Seek emergency care if you experience blood in vomit, diarrhea, rapid breathing, abdominal pain, severe headache or lethargy.
Causes of Nausea and Vomiting
Nausea and vomiting may be caused by a variety of factors. Medical conditions that can cause nausea and vomiting include gastroesophageal reflux disease, bowel obstruction and peptic ulcer disease. Two common causes are the stomach flu and food poisoning. If you experience nausea or vomiting with these two health conditions, symptoms generally subside within a couple of days. If any new symptoms develop, seek immediate medical attention.
Diagnosis and Treatment of Nausea and Vomiting
Your doctor may perform a physical exam along with blood tests, urine tests or an x-ray to diagnose the reasons behind your nausea and vomiting. You may be asked about your recent food intake or contact with individuals who may have contagious diseases. Rest, light meals and plenty of fluids can ease symptoms at home. If your symptoms persist, the doctor may recommend prescription medications for relief.
Beverly Hills Nausea and Vomiting Treatment
Nausea and vomiting may be signs of a more serious health condition. Dr. Daniel Benhuri offers personalized treatment plans to help you achieve lasting relief from your symptoms. If you need urgent care, evening and weekend hours are available for appointments. New patients are welcome on a walk-in basis or by appointment. Most insurance plans are accepted. Schedule an appointment today.