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A dissatisfaction in the stomach that often accompanies an urge to vomit but doesn’t always oversee vomiting is known as nausea. It is a kind of stomach discomfort that acts as a precursor to vomiting the contents of the stomach. This condition can stem from a variety of causes.  High sensitivity to motion or specific food items, medications, or its effect can cause nausea. Heartburn or gastroesophageal reflux, infection or virus, motion sickness or sea sickness, diets, pains, and ulcers are some other relevant causes of nausea.

Nausea can be classified into two based on the duration of the symptoms; Acute & Chronic. Acute nausea can be caused by food allergies, and viral gastroenteritis and it typically lasts from a few hours to a few days. Whereas chronic nausea can stay up to months. In cases of people undergoing chemotherapy treatment, nausea is found to be a regular visitor. To determine what’s causing nausea, a medical history, and physical examination can be done. Signs of dehydration and administering tests like blood, urine, and even a pregnancy test can be done.

In most cases, nausea is not serious and can go away in a day or two. But the same can be a symptom of many other conditions or severe life-threatening issues.

The 5000-year-old remedial science refers to nausea as Hrillasa which is accompanied by Chardi (vomiting) and Praseka(Salivation). The imbalance in the tridosha i.e Vata, Pitta, and Kapha, and also Ajirna(indigestion) causes this condition in our body. Excess salivation and tastelessness accompany this. Here, instead of the repulsion of saliva towards the stomach, it gets adhered to in the buccal cavity. And among the three doshas, Kapha dosha gets aggravated more leading to this condition of indigestion and salivation.

Hence nidana parivarjana, i.e avoiding the causative factors can be the primary step to treat the hrillasa or praseka condition. All the food habits and junk foods that can aggravate the Kapha dosha have to be avoided for a while. Wholesome, digestive carminatives and anti-flatulent food and medicines are highly recommended. The digestive fire has to be ignited and hunger should be regulated. In addition, Kapha pacifying medicines are highly beneficial for instant effect. For internal administration, Kumaryasava, Draksharishta, Matala Rasayana, Dadimadyavaleha, and Chinchadi lehya can be consumed. And for chewing purposes that are highly effective in nausea, Lavangadi Vati, Eladi Vati, Amalaki Rasayana, Ardraka khanda, etc can be consumed.

Signs and Symptoms

  • Urge to vomit
  • Profuse sweating
  • Weakness
  • A bulk of saliva in your mouth
  • Lack of appetite
  • The uneasy feeling in your chest, upper abdomen, or back of your throat.
  • Stomachache

Regurgitation, sore throat, horripilation, non-perception of taste, etc are some associated symptoms of nausea. Early stages of pregnancy, Seasickness and other forms of motion sickness, Severe pain, being exposed to chemical toxins, Emotional stress, Gallbladder disease, and Particular smell or odors are some other symptoms of nausea that are not disease specific.

A natural antidote for nausea is ginger or Ardraka. The treatment tenets by which ginger can treat nausea are not yet specified. But the medicinal compounds that are found in ginger are found to have a high effect on indigestion, stomachache, and other relative symptoms that trigger nausea. Hence, a slice of ginger can be chewed for a quick remedy.

Our Approach

AyurVAID has pioneered evidence-based, award-winning precision Ayurveda-based protocols for Nausea treatment. Following the fundamental principles of Ayurveda, our physicians perform an in-depth assessment of the key symptoms and health factors of each patient to diagnose the root causes around your diet, individual constitution, lifestyle, work pattern, and genetic predisposition.

Based on the assessment, we arrive at the optimal Ayurveda Nausea treatment protocol for Samprapti Vikhatan or breaking the etiopathogenesis, considering the extent of disease progression, risk factors, your constitution (prakriti), and the disease prognosis. This approach bridges the gap between the patient’s individualistic factors and the standard treatment protocols thereby making the therapy effective and safe.

Our whole person-centric approach will help you regain your happiest and healthiest state of life. Our rehabilitation specialists will also give you advice on ergonomics, nutrition, and lifestyle changes to help you better manage Nausea.

Patient centricity is at the core of the AyurVAID approach, and we have been widely recognized for our breakthrough approach. Some of them include:

  • The first NABH-accredited hospital in India.
  • Quality council of India.
  • Winner of the prestigious National Award for Best Ayurveda Centre of the year 2017 from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India.
  • Industry’s best customer satisfaction score of 92%, rated by our patients.

Key Outcome

After undergoing the Ayurvedic Nausea treatment, you are expected to be relieved from:

  • The build-up of saliva
  • Increased hunger
  • Better digestion
  • Improved health state
  • Relief from an urge to vomit
  • Decreased sweating and body aches

The primary stage of nausea due to some irregular food pattern can be brought under control through some home remedies and natural herbs like ginger. The relief from indigestion or alleviating the vitiated Kapha dosha signifies better digestion. Thus, an improved digestive tract with a good appetite can be considered a sign of relieving nausea. Yet, the diet and medications have to be continued as per the course for a permanent cure for the condition

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I treat nausea at home?
Avoiding spicy and fatty foods, and staying hydrated and clean can be some quick remedies that you can count on. Once the nausea is reduced, food that is bland and easily digestible should be consumed for a few days with proper medication.
Is nausea a serious symptom?
Nausea can be an early warning sign of more serious medical problems like appendicitis or blockage in the intestines, cancer, or tumor.
How long does nausea usually last?
When the causative factor remains to be motion sickness, viral illness, or spoiled food nausea can be short-lived and cannot cause any health hazards.
Can nausea occur due to anxiety?
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Anxiety being a stress response can have both psychological and physiological problems. Due to over feelings of anxiety, there are chances of increased heart rate and respiratory rate leading to experiencing a bout of nausea and sweating.

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