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Nausea and Vomiting (cont.)

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Nausea and vomiting associated with illness

  • Diabetes: Persons with diabetes may develop nausea because of gastroparesis, a condition in which the stomach fails to empty properly and is likely due to the generalized neuropathy (failure of the nerves in the body to send proper signals to and from the brain) that is a complication of the disease.

People with diabetes can also develop nausea and vomiting should their blood sugars become abnormally high or low (hyperglycemia or hypoglycemia) because the sugar and insulin balance is disturbed.

  • Diseases or illness: Many illnesses associated with the intra-abdominal organs can produce the symptoms of nausea and vomiting. These include digestive organ diseasessuch as:
  • Vomiting as an atypical symptom of another disease: Some illnesses will cause nausea and vomiting, even though there is no direct involvement of the stomach or gastrointestinal tract.
    • Heart attack victims may experience nausea and vomiting as an atypical symptom of angina, especially if the heart attack affects the inferior or lower part of the heart.
    • Lung infections, for example, pneumonia and bronchitis, may also cause nausea and vomiting, especially if the area of lung involved is near the diaphragm, the muscle that separates the chest form the abdomen.
  • Sepsis: An overwhelming body infection spread through the bloodstream may also be associated with nausea and vomiting.
  • Eating disorders: Patients with bulimia will have self-induced vomiting, purging as part of their psychiatric illness
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/9/2014

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