Nausea is something that often comes to mind after a wild night or drinking, and is definitely something that affects many pregnant women. In fact there are many many causes of nausea, some of these are:
- Food poisoning
- Motion sickness
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Severe headaches
- Anxiety and stress
- Intoxication from alcohol
Most of the time if you are able to identify the cause of the nausea there’s probably no need to see a doctor. As mentioned above it’s a typical symptom of pregnancy especially for women in the first trimester.
Stress and anxiety can most definitely cause nausea, I know this because there was one time where my friend was going for a job interview, and she was so nervous that she threw up the night before, and after the interview she was completely fine.
So how to get rid of nausea? Here are some of the ways you can get rid of nausea
Since ancient times, natural healers have used ginger as a natural remedy to settle nausea in upset stomachs. There are 2 substances within ginger which really help in the digestive process, these are gingerols and shogaols. These substances help in the secretion of digestive juices, which then help stimulate the appetite. Further research into ginger has shown is has anti-inflammatory properties too.
It’s not just ginger on its own, but even ginger beer or ginger ale are excellent remedies for nausea – talk about a great remedy! Here’s a video outlining the benefits of drinking the best ginger beer in my opinion…
Flat Soft Drinks
In The Doctors Book of Home Remedies, Dr Grant recommends drinking flat carbonated drinks. “Just open up a carbonated soft drink and let it go flat” says Dr Grant. These sugared drinks can calm your stomach even better than water.
Depending on what has caused your nausea, you pharmacist can usually recommend you the right medication which is appropriate for you.
Is an over the counter medication which can provide relief for upset stomachs. Its mainly recommended for people who have overindulged in either food or drink. It comes in cherry flavour and is usually a pretty pleasant remedy.
Bonine is a chewable tablet, that is usually taken by people who are suffering from motion sickness. It usually provides 24 hours of relief and causes less drowsiness than its older brother Dramamime.
Eat Bland Food
For women who are suffering from morning sickness, if you know you regularly feel nauseous just after you wake up, keep some bland food or crackers next to your bed. When you wake up, nibble on a few while you’re still in bed, slowly get up out of bed. Try this and see if it helps, you’ll get a feel of how much you need to put in your tummy to get past the nausea.
One of the key ways to combat nausea is to breath, and getting outside to give yourself some fresh air definitely can help get you over your nausea. If you live near the sea go for a walk, or even a nearby park. Getting fresh oxygen into your system can definitely make a difference.
Bananas are a fantastic remedy for nausea, eating them to prevent nausea or even after you’ve thrown up its still worthwhile. Bananas actually stimulate the production of mucus on your stomach’s lining. This layer of mucus then protects the stomach lining from coming in contact with the acidic gastric substances that are used in digestion thus preventing stomach upsets.
Just Let It Out
Sometimes it’s better to just let it out. Vomiting is in fact your body’s natural reaction to remove toxins from your system, as long as you are not forcing yourself to vomit because this is definitely not recommended. Sometimes if you can just let it all out of your system, that’s all that’s needed and everything will be back to normal.
Hopefully this article has given you some additional ideas on how to get rid of nausea.