Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Nausea

First let’s look in what cases nausea may occur. 

Nausea or vomiting is not considered to be a disease. They are typical symptoms in the following conditions such as:

o    Early period of pregnancy (nausea occurs in about 50%-90% of all pregnant women)

o    Gastroparesis (often found in people with diabetes)

o    Emotional stress (fear)

o    Food poisoning

o    Heart attack

o    Bulimia or other psychological illnesses

o    A reaction to certain smells or odors and so on.

There are a number of disorders and diseases for which nausea is one of typical symptoms. And among them there is also irritable bowel syndrome.    

Of course, not everyone who suffers from IBS certainly should experience nausea. It is individual and can vary from person to person. As far as I know, unlike abdominal pain and irritable bowel, nausea is not a common symptom of IBS.  Sometimes nausea can occur in IBS sufferers during periods of severe stress. But it is not the only reason. Actually, the cause of nausea occurring in IBS patients is difficult to find out. When the digestive system is imbalanced, nausea can appear as one of the most common symptoms of IBS.

Most of IBS sufferers report that nausea is a typical symptom for them. But the most difficult task doctors and patients face is that one treatment may work for one sufferer when it will be useless for another.  It is supposed that sometimes nausea can be soothed by a bowel movement, but some patients might not be able to have a movement.

Today many different types of drugs are available for the treatment of the nausea associated with irritable bowel syndrome. But since one cannot guarantee 100% cure, the drugs are usually used to relieve symptoms only. So there is no exact receipt for getting rid of nausea or vomiting. Besides, these drugs sometimes can have some side effects. 

However today mainly the following medicaments are used:

Anticholinergics – it is used not only at fighting against muscle spasms in the small and large intestine but also for alleviation of nausea.

Dicyclomine – It is a drug that is applied to calm the muscles in the gut and help prevent any possible spasms or pain. But this medication is also helpful in reducing nausea.

But such treatment with the above mentioned drugs can cause certain side effects such as dry mouth, throat. etc.

Nowadays multiple other drugs are also available to treat irritable bowel syndrome and nausea that is associated with it. But there are also more simple and safe solutions. The most effective one of these solutions is changing diet plan and including those products that will help relieve nausea.

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