The Cause and Treatment for Vomiting

The Cause and Treatment for Vomiting

Vomiting is a forceful way for the body to expel the stomach contents. It can happen only once as your body’s reaction to something it does not agree with. However, recurrent vomiting can mean more serious medical conditions.

To understand the best vomiting treatment, understanding the cause of vomiting is key.

What Causes Vomiting?

Several things could cause a person to vomit. It is a symptom of various illnesses and conditions. Vomiting can result from something as simple as eating too much food to more serious diseases.

The common conditions with vomiting as a symptom include:

  • Indigestion
  • Food poisoning
  • Motion sickness
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Pregnancy related morning sickness
  • Bacterial or viral infections
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Concussions

Cyclic vomiting syndrome occurs when a person vomits despite not having any of the conditions mentioned earlier—people who suffer from this vomit constantly for several days.

Complications Associated With Vomiting

Complications can arise when vomiting is too frequent; the most common being dehydration. Symptoms of dehydration include:

  • Fatigue
  • Dry mouth
  • Decrease in urination
  • Darker colored urine
  • Confusion
  • Headaches

Infants and children are most susceptible to dehydration because they cannot verbalize what they experience. Because they have smaller bodies, they can run out of fluids faster.

Malnutrition is also a concern with vomiting. If a person cannot keep food down for digestion, they will not receive enough nutrients. As a result, a person may experience excessive fatigue and weakness.

Get Vomiting Treatment at ShorePoint Health Emergency and Urgent Care-Cape Coral

Vomiting treatment depends on the situation. One of the most significant complications of vomiting is dehydration. Since the body expels everything, you will eventually run out of fluids. That is dangerous and can lead to further complications.

You also need prompt medical attention if the vomiting is accompanied by:

  • Severe chest pains
  • Abdominal pain or cramping
  • Confusion
  • Blurred vision
  • High fever
  • Stiff neck
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Fecal matter or odor in vomit
  • Blood or other alarming substances in vomit
  • Severe headaches

These symptoms can signify a more severe condition. If you experience vomiting with any of these symptoms, it is best to visit our facility as soon as possible.

As one of the only health systems in Cape Coral with ER and urgent care services under one roof, ShorePoint Health Emergency & Urgent Care offers affordable pricing, quality care, and trained staff. Patients are only billed based on the level of care received, and there are no appointments needed for in-person visits. The ER is available 24 hours a day, every day, and the urgent care walk-in clinic hours of operation are from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

ShorePoint Health Emergency & Urgent Care-Cape Coral, a department of ShorePoint Health Punta Gorda, is located at 2521 Del Prado Blvd. N. in Cape Coral and may be reached at 239-356-0740.