What are the Risk Factors for Nausea?

Updated at: Mar 27, 2014
What are the Risk Factors for Nausea?

Understand Nausea - There can be many reasons for Nausea but some medical conditions increase the risk.

Dr Poonam Sachdev
Other DiseasesWritten by: Dr Poonam SachdevPublished at: Aug 08, 2011

Nausea and vomiting can be caused due to several reasons. Some risks factors for nausea include:

Migraines: Many people with migraines often have bouts of nausea and at times, vomiting.

Food Poisoning: It occurs due to eating contaminated food or drinks. Nausea and vomiting are common symptoms of this condition.

Chemotherapy: Treatment of cancer with drugs (chemotherapeutic agents) can cause nausea and vomiting. Some types of cancer and severe infection can also cause nausea.

Stomach Flu:
A stomach flu or stomach infection is a common risk factor that causes nausea. Most cases settle down in a few hours and rarely last more than 48 hours.

Allergies: People with allergies, such as cow milk protein allergy (that is allergy to cow milk) can have extreme nausea and vomiting.


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