symptoms - Nausea, Vomiting
Nausea and vomiting can be described as:
- An unsettled feeling in the stomach that accompanies the
urge to vomit
- Stomach distress that causes an urge of vomit
- To expel the contents of your stomach through the mouth as
a result of involuntary spasms of the stomach muscles
Many things can bring on nausea and vomiting. Some common causes
are seasickness and other motion sicknesses, early pregnancy,
intense pain, exposure to chemical toxins, emotional stress (fear),
worry (anxiety), gallbladder disease, food poisoning, indigestion,
various viruses, and certain smells or odors.
Nausea and vomiting are NOT diseases in and of themselves. They
are symptoms of other conditions. For example, they can
be a symptom of stomach flu, food poisoning, motion sickness,
overeating, blocked intestine, illness, concussion or brain injury,
appendicitis, inner ear conditions, and migraines. It can also
be a symptom of more serious conditions so it is important to
see your doctor if your nausea and vomting persists.
As mentioned, nausea and vomiting are common symptoms of stress,
fear, and anxiety. While vomiting can be a symptom of anxiety,
its occurence isn't as common as nausea. Since acute or chronic
stress, fear, and anxiety can cause the body to function abnormally,
they can cause a number of stomach and intestinal distresses
including nausea, vomiting, bloating, diarrhea, “lump in
the stomach,” constipation, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and
general stomach malaise, to name a few.
Stress and anxiety caused nausea and vomiting should NOT be
considered as serious problems. In fact, there are many natural
and practical things you can do to eliminate them. They should,
however, motivate you to better understand stress and anxiety,
and to take proactive action to better manage these in your life,
since prolonged stress and anxiety contribute to more serious
health conditions if left untreated.
For more information about nausea and vomiting as they relate
to stress, fear, and anxiety, the members
area of our web site fully describes these symptoms, how
they affect the body, why they affect the body, and more importantly,
what you can do to eliminate nausea and vomiting.
NOTE: There are direct physiological and psychological
reasons why anxiety symptoms occur. The members area contains
detailed information about common anxiety symptoms including
what they are, why they occur, and what you can do to eliminate
them. It includes the anxiety symptom nausea.