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Our Digestive Health Center experts deliver personalized treatments for nausea and vomiting. We address the physical and possible neurologic causes of your condition. Using a team approach, we deliver seamless care based on your unique needs.
Your treatment may include:
Medication: Taking anti-nausea and anti-anxiety medications may help relieve your symptoms.
Medical nutrition therapy: Working with experts from Nutrition Services who specialize in helping patients with gastrointestinal disorders, we help you find foods that are less likely to trigger nausea. You may also need to start eating smaller meals and bland foods.
Oral rehydration therapy: Drinking a rehydration solution can help you replace lost minerals and body fluids, if your nausea causes frequent vomiting.
Total parenteral nutrition: Getting all the nutrition you need from special fluids you receive through a catheter (thin, spaghetti-like tube) in your vein, total parenteral nutrition can help you if your intestines need time to heal or your stomach has lost its ability to absorb nutrients from food taken by mouth.
Tube feeding: Helping you get adequate nutrition when your body is not getting enough nutrients from food by mouth, tube feeding works by delivering specially formulated liquid nutrition directly to your stomach through a special tube, also known as a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube.
Many people are able to feel better with simple remedies, such as:
Drinking beverages known to settle the stomach, such as ginger ale or chamomile tea
Avoiding caffeinated beverages that can upset your stomach, such as cola or coffee
Drinking lots of clear liquids to stay hydrated
Eating small meals, which allow your stomach to digest foods more gradually
Eating a bland diet with foods that are easy for your stomach to digest, such as plain rice and bananas
Avoiding foods that can upset your stomach such as spicy, fried, and processed foods
Taking over-the-counter medications, such as antacids, pink bismuth, and motion sickness medication
Our general gastroenterology experts will tell you which remedies may work best for your symptoms, including special techniques and support to help you make changes in your diet, if necessary.