Most Common Reasons Why You Feel Nauseated

If you often feel like vomiting, read on.


Nausea is a symptom of many conditions, ranging from minor to serious. The root cause can come from the stomach or intestines, the inner ear (for motion sickness), or the brain. For women, these are the most common culprits:



These severe headaches often come with nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound. They affect one in five women (as opposed to one in 15 men). Common triggers include getting your period, stress, and exhaustion.



Stress is no joke; it’s not something to be belittled or neglected, since it has physical manifestations, like nausea and vomiting. According to Cleveland Clinic, stress puts our bodies in survival mode, which affects how the body functions—including our digestive systems. When it comes to stress-induced nausea, some people get it more than others. If you already have gastrointestinal problems or mental health conditions like depression and anxiety, stress exerts a greater toll on your body.


Gallbladder issues

The gallbladder releases bile into your small intestine to break down the fat in the food you eat. When your gallbladder gets irritated by not being able to release bile, you could experience nausea and vomiting, especially after eating a heavy, fatty meal.

How would you know if you have gallbladder issues? According to Healthline, they’re often accompanied by abdominal pain that lasts at least 5 hours, jaundice, pale stools, sweating, low-grade fever, or chills. The best way to know is by undergoing tests: blood tests, ultrasound, CT scan, and others.

If you live in Metro Manila and you’re a Maxicare member, you can take lab tests (for blood, urine, and stool) at home via Maxicare Homecare. Simply click the link here then book an appointment.


Food poisoning

Food poisoning symptoms often include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, or diarrhea. It is usually mild, and it can be resolved without treatment. If symptoms continue after three days or worsen, get yourself checked by a doctor.


Early pregnancy

Morning sickness is common in early pregnancy, but it clears up between the 16th and 20th weeks of pregnancy. There’s no specific treatment for this other than resting and being mindful of your triggers and then avoiding them.

If nausea or vomiting goes with unusual symptoms like dark-colored urine or difficulty peeing, see your doctor.

To have a better idea of what’s causing your nausea or vomiting, observe when you’re experiencing these symptoms. Is it after a meal? A long day? Or around the time of your period? Also, pay attention to other areas of your body that might be painful. The ailment could be more serious, so you’d need to treat it as early as possible.

For medical coverage, you can use the Maxicare health card that’s best for you. Maxicare has various prepaid health cards that you can get online and register for via SMS—no paperwork necessary. And you can use these cards in over 1,000 Maxicare-affiliated hospitals.

  • Maxicare EReady
    • Comes in P839 prepaid card and P1,039 prepaid card
    • Provides up to P15,000 in one-time coverage on illness or injury from medical-related conditions
  • Maxicare EReady Advance
    • Comes in P2,950 and P3,950 prepaid cards
    • Provides up to ₱50,000 coverage on emergency treatment including those requiring confinement, in a regular private room
    • Covers life-threatening conditions, illnesses and/or injuries that require immediate medical assistance (e.g., heart attacks, cardiovascular or cerebrovascular accidents, loss of consciousness, and convulsions)
    • One-time use only

If you want more features, check out Maxicare Prima. Prima Silver is a P4,999 prepaid card available for people ages 0 to 59, while Prima Gold is a P12,999 card for ages 60 and above. Both provide unlimited outpatient consultations in all Maxicare Primary Care Clinics; access to the 24/7 teleconsult hotline (02 8582 1980); and free dental care coverage from MetroDental. For Prima Gold carriers, there’s a consumable P20,000 annual emergency room coverage in all Maxicare-affiliated hospitals. Pre-existing health conditions are covered as well.

SOURCE: Summit Media


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