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Nausea and Vomiting

At our gastroenterology clinic in John’s Creek, GA, we understand how uncomfortable nausea and vomiting can be. Our experienced team focuses on personalized treatment plans that take into account culture and values. Here are some frequently asked questions about nausea and vomiting.

What is nausea?

Nausea is a feeling of discomfort in the stomach that may or may not be accompanied by the urge to vomit.

What is vomiting?

Vomiting is the act of expelling the contents of the stomach through the mouth.

What are the common causes of nausea and vomiting?

Nausea and vomiting can be caused by various factors, including motion sickness, food poisoning, medication side effects, pregnancy, migraine headaches, viral infections such as the flu, and gastrointestinal disorders such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

When should I seek medical attention for nausea and vomiting?

You should seek medical attention if you experience persistent vomiting that lasts more than 24 hours, vomiting blood or material that looks like coffee grounds, severe abdominal pain, signs of dehydration such as dry mouth, dark urine, or dizziness, high fever, head injury or severe headache, chest pain or difficulty breathing.

What are the treatment options for nausea and vomiting?

Treatment for nausea and vomiting depends on the underlying cause. Your doctor may prescribe medication or recommend lifestyle changes such as dietary adjustments or stress management techniques.

For more information on nausea and vomiting, please visit the following reputable resources:

• American Academy of Family Physicians:

• Mayo Clinic:

• National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases:

At our friendly gastroenterology clinic in John’s Creek, GA, we offer personalized treatment plans for nausea and vomiting, as well as other gastrointestinal conditions. Our experienced team takes into account culture and values when planning treatment. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and start feeling better.

Sumana Moole MD - Merus Gastroenterology & Gut Health -

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