nausea and vomiting, the answer to something harmful – Corriere.it

nausea and vomiting, the answer to something harmful – Corriere.it
nausea and vomiting, the answer to something harmful – Corriere.it

We are publishing a preview of part of an article in the new Corriere Salute. You can read the full text on the free issue on newsstands Thursday 3 June or in Pdf on the Digital Edition of Corriere della Sera

The nausea a very frequent symptom and, as we all know, often leads to vomiting. About three percent of accesses to the emergency room linked to the presence of these two disorders, to which it is useless to try to resist, as he explains Massimiliano Etteri, specialist in internal medicine and head of the Emergency Department of the Irccs San Raffaele Hospital in Milan: Nausea and vomiting are generally the response to a pathogenic stimulus in the stomach that the body tries to eliminate. They therefore represent a protective evolutionary mechanism of survival.

What are the most common causes?
In most cases, they are triggered by viral gastroenteritis caused by common viruses (Adenovirus, Rotavirus, Norovirus) or food poisoning. In these cases, a third symptom is often added, diarrhea, and sometimes fever. Generally these are benign and self-limiting causes, as is the annoying hyperemesis gravidarum. Rarely, nausea and vomiting can be warning signs of more serious diseases such as brain neoplasms, metabolic, gastrointestinal diseases, bacterial toxins or psychiatric diseases. Commonly used drugs that can cause these disorders as a side effect include opiates (for example codeine and tramadol).

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