Nausea and vomiting are symptoms and not diseases. The term nausea is derived from the Latin word ‘nausea’ and from Greek ‘nausie’. Nausea and vomiting are not interchangeable words. Nausea indicates an uneasy or unsettled feeling in the stomach and the person has an urge to vomit, but it does not always cause vomiting. Whereas in vomiting the person has forcible voluntary or involuntary emptying ("throwing up") of stomach contents through the mouth.
Nausea and vomiting can be symptoms of several different conditions, such as:
Nausea and vomiting can occur in serious diseases as well, such as:
If you have nausea which persists for more than a few days, consult your doctor for diagnosis and treatment.
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