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Why does man vomit?
Everyone has vomited. This unpleasant condition can be caused by many factors. Sometimes spoiled products used in the preparation of meals are to blame, other times medication, too much alcohol consumed, or pregnancy. What should you know about vomiting?
Vomiting – what is it?
Vomiting is the intensive disposal of food in the stomach. The ejection of food is caused by strong contractions of the abdominal, umbilical and chest muscles. Even before vomiting occurs, nausea develops. The gag reflex is possible thanks to the nerve center that is located in the spinal cord. The stimuli received by the center may come from various receptors, such as the olfactory brain or touching the back wall of the throat with the fingers.
Where does vomiting come from?
There are many factors that may be responsible for vomiting, some of which may be the result of diseases that need immediate medical attention, and others are completely safe.
The first and very popular cause of vomiting is related to drug or toxin poisoning. When we talk about toxins, we mean poisoning by alcohol or chemical fumes. The medications responsible for vomiting are mainly anti-cancer drugs, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, antibiotics, hormonal contraceptives and oral diabetes medications.
Vomiting also occurs in people struggling with diseases of the central nervous system, more precisely, it is about increasing pressure inside the skull, stroke, head injury or migraine.
The labyrinth disease manifests itself, for example, by intense dizziness, which repeatedly causes nausea and vomiting.
When a person struggles with mental disorders, vomiting is a symptom of long-term stress. Anemia, bulimia, and depression also cause vomiting.
This condition occurs during food poisoning or an infection in the digestive system. The bacteria, viruses and protozoa that were present in the food consumed are responsible for vomiting.
When the disease develops in the abdomen, vomiting can be struggled with. We are talking mainly about the following ailments: gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer disease, liver cirrhosis, pancreatitis, gallstones, appendicitis.
Pregnant women often struggle with vomiting (especially during the first trimester). The situation usually calms down after the first three months.
Metabolic disorders are the last cause of vomiting. It is a condition that also occurs during hyperthyroidism, but above all in a thyroid crisis, when the disease develops very quickly. People with diabetes are also more likely to experience vomiting than people with adequate blood sugar levels.
How to proceed in the event of vomiting?
If vomiting occurs intermittently, there is no need to see a doctor. It is important to stay hydrated, drink plenty of water and eat light food that will not adversely affect your health. If vomiting occurs regularly or becomes more intense, see a specialist. When sickness is responsible for vomiting, treatment is to deal with the underlying disease.