Statistics show that nausea is present in 29 percent of patients receiving chemotherapy, 60-70 percent of individuals after having surgery with older anesthetic agents, and 30 percent of individuals having surgery with newer anesthetic agents.
The definition of nausea is the feeling of unease or discomfort in the stomach that makes us feel as though we want to vomit, although it may not always lead to vomiting. For this reason, it is classified as a non-specific symptom, as there may be multiple causes.
While short term nausea is usually harmless, it could be an indication that there is a serious condition present, which could lead to more severe and permanent injuries. In addition, when nausea is so severe that it does cause excessive vomiting, it may lead to electrolyte imbalances and dehydration.
If you or a family member is suffering from nausea due to a negligent action of another individual, our personal injury attorneys believe that the negligent individual should be held accountable for their actions in the court of law. Our attorneys will also seek the maximum compensation benefits you deserve for any losses and medical expenses that have accumulated and could accumulate from this condition.
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As there are many causes of nausea, we must always be cautious when we become nauseated. In some instances nausea can lead to severe injuries if it is not taken care of immediately. Of course, in other cases, it could be an early sign of pregnancy, such as morning sickness in women or a case of food poisoning if it appears directly after a meal.
Some common conditions nausea can cause include:
- Brain tumor
- Gastro paresis
- Food poisoning
- Intense Pain
- Medication induced
- Motion sickness
- Gallbladder disease
- Heart attack
If you are experiencing nausea that has lasted for multiple days, and there is no possibility that you are pregnant, it is recommended that you seek immediate medical attention for their may be a more severe condition present. Furthermore, any medical documents obtained could help our attorneys formulate a stronger case in the court of law.
As the feeling of nausea is typically unpleasant, we can only hope that it will pass quickly when we are struck with this condition. In addition, there are many treatment methods that have been suggested and developed to aid in the reduction or elimination of nausea; of course a doctor can prescribe additional medications if the nausea is overwhelming.
A few treatments of nausea include:
- Get fresh air
- Slowly sip large quantities of clear fluids
- Rest in a seated position
- Eat ginger or peppermint
- Put your head between your legs
- Take motion sickness relief medication
Of course, there are many more treatment options available, but the above treatment methods are the most popular used today.
In some instances, there is nothing we can do to prevent the occurrence of nausea, especially if the nausea is associated with certain ailments, such as cancer, or if you are susceptible to motion sickness. However, in other instances, nausea is preventable by taking a few extra precautions.
A few nausea prevention techniques include:
- Avoid alcohol
- Take motion sickness medications prior to traveling
- Focus on the something in the distance to fight motion sickness
- Rest after eating
- Eating slower
- Eating smaller meals
- Drink liquids in between meals
Often times, these nausea prevention techniques will help to reduce or eliminate the occurrence of nausea. As mentioned earlier, it may be impossible to prevent certain forms of nausea from occurring, in these instances it is recommended to speak with your doctor about additional medications.
Contact Our Winston-Salem Personal Injury Attorneys
At Lewis & Keller, we believe that if you or a loved one has experienced extreme nausea due to the negligence of another individual, the negligent individual must be held accountable for their actions in the court of law and pay for any damages and losses of wages they have caused. In addition, our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we will not charge you unless a favorable verdict or settlement has been made.
With main office in Winston-Salem, we are able to serve the entire state of state of North Carolina.
A few of the areas locations we serve include:
- Bermuda Run
If you are interested in learning more about our Winston-Salem attorneys, or would like to schedule a free no-obligation case review, we encourage you to contact our law firm at 866-299-1769 today. Furthermore, a member of our 24/7 intake team immediately assist you by taking information about your injury and connecting you with one of our helpful attorneys ready to take your specific case.
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