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Motion Sickness: Treatment, Procedure, Cost and Side Effects

What is the treatment?

Motion sickness is a very common balance disorder especially among young children. It is condition of the inner ear where repeated motion caused by a vehicle or any other movements disturbs the inner ear. It is also referred to as Sea sickness when travelling by a boat or ship. This condition develops when the central nervous system receives conflicting messages from the sensory systems, i.e- inner ear, eyes and skin pressure receptors. For example – when you are sitting inside a car without looking out the window, then the inner ear sense up, down, left and right movement while the eyes have a static view.

Motion sickness can be self diagnosed and the treatment consist mostly of preventive measures, physical exercises and some natural and home remedies. However, in case of extreme condition where the motion sickness cannot be controlled by preventive measures there are also some medications that can be used. Some of the most common and effective medications used to treat motion sickness are Scopolamine, Promethazine, Cyclizine, Dimenhydrinate and Meclizine.

How is the treatment done?

The most important point while treating motion sickness is to understand the root cause for the problem. The best way to treat motion sickness is to focus on preventive measures rather than curing the condition. The most common preventive measure approach is to synchronize the messages being received by your central nervous system and sensory system. That is to look outside the window or horizon in the direction of travel, this helps in re orienting the inner balance. Other common preventive measure include taking a nap or closing your eyes, fresh air, chewing gum or ginger which has been found to relive the symptoms of motion sickness.

Scopolamine is a patch that is placed behind the ear at least 6-8 hours before travelling. Promethazine and Cyclizine are taken 2 hours and 30 thirty minutes before the travel respectively. Dimenhydrinate is taken every 4-8 hours and it is also available as a chewing gum. Meclizine is taken 1 hour before the travel. Apart from these common medications, there are also other medications that are used in some very severe conditions. Some of which are Alprazolam, Diazepam, Ephedrine and some Amphetamines. All the above mentioned drugs can be both taken orally and in the form of injection as well.

Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)

If you are experiencing continuous and persistent symptoms of motion sickness such as nausea, headache, dizziness, drowsiness, uneasiness and vomiting during travel, then you are eligible for the treatment.

Who is not eligible for the treatment?

Motion sickness is a very common condition that can develop to anybody and most often than not it gets treated on its own. So if you are having symptoms of motion sickness that doesn’t prolong then you must not treat it by medication.

Are there any side effects?

Since the treatment mainly focuses on preventive measures rather than a medical treatment, there are almost no side effects. However, if you are using medications to treat motion sickness then there are chances that you might experience some side effects only if taken excessively. Some of the most common side effects of motion sickness drugs are drowsiness and dry mouth. Other rare side effects that you might experience are indigestion, blurred vision and constipation.

What are the post-treatment guidelines?

Motion sickness is a recurring condition and again the post treatment guidelines also focus on preventive measures. One of the best ways of not developing the condition again is to do some head and neck exercises that improve the inner ear balance. You should also drink plenty of water in order to both counter dry mouth and constipation. You should keep yourself healthy and active so as to improve the synchronization between your nervous system and sensory system.

How long does it take to recover?

Motion sickness is a very minor condition that generally gets treated on its own. Even the drugs that are used to treat motion sickness give you instant relief from the condition. As for the side effects, they also don’t last for too long. In some very extreme cases, it might take a couple of days or even a week to cure motion sickness.

What is the price of the treatment in India?

The price of the treatment in India is very low. Some of the most common medication for treating motion sickness starts at INR 10 and can go up to INR 200.

Are the results of the treatment permanent?

Motion sickness is a condition that can develop at any point of time to anybody. Even if you have treated it earlier with medications, there are high chances that you can develop the condition again. So the results of the treatment are not mostly permanent.

What are the alternatives to the treatment?

All the preventive measure and physical treatment are the alternative treatment for motion sickness. Acupuncture and acupressure are also very effective in treating motion sickness. You can also use homeopathy as an alternative treatment. Some of the most common homeopathic medicines are Argentum nitricum, Borax, Nux vomica, Cocculus indicus and Kali Bichromicum.

Safety: High Effectiveness: High Timeliness: Low Relative Risk: Low Side Effects: Low Time For Recovery: Very Low Price Range:

INR 10 to INR 100.

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Stomach Problems - It's Preventions!

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Sexologist, Faridabad
Stomach Problems - It's Preventions!

If you are one of the many people who suffer from stomach and digestive problems, you are probably looking for relief – whether it’s from a short-term issue like diarrhea or vomiting, or from a chronic illness such as Crohn’s disease. Fortunately, digestive health can be improved with diet and lifestyle changes, and medical treatment is available for more serious issues. Improve your stomach problems with changes you can make yourself and by seeking appropriate care.

Cope with having diarrhea. Stay hydrated by drinking water, juice, and broth throughout the day. Get plenty of rest by staying home from work or school and staying in bed. Try over-the-counter anti-diarrheal medicines like Pepto-Bismol or Immodium A-D to help relieve symptoms. Follow a clear liquid diet of water, broth, juice, and sports drinks until you can handle solid food, then introduce the BRAT diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast).

  • Avoid fatty foods, dairy, caffeine, alcohol, and artificial sweeteners.
  • Many cases of diarrhea are caused by viruses and will pass in a couple of days. It may also be the result of foodborne illness, which is far more common than you might think.
  • If your symptoms get worse or don’t resolve after 48 hours, see your doctor — you may need antibiotics or other medications.

Ease nausea and vomiting with a gentle diet. Stay hydrated — like with diarrhea, dehydration is the biggest risk when you’re sick with vomiting. Follow the same guidelines as for when you have diarrhea. If you can eat without vomiting, eat small amounts of bland foods like toast, crackers, and Jell-O. Once you can keep these down, add rice, cereal, and fruit to your diet. Increase what you eat slowly as your illness improves.

  • If you’re too nauseated to drink anything, try sucking on ice chips to get small amounts of fluids.
  • When you do drink liquids, try to have them at room temperature. Avoid cold or hot drinks.
  • Don’t eat spicy or fatty foods, which can further irritate your stomach.
  • Let your stomach calm down after vomiting by waiting for 30 – 60 minutes afterward to eat or drink anything. Don’t try heavy solid foods until at least six hours after you last vomited.
  • If your stomach upset is from motion sickness, try a medication like Dramamine before traveling.

Seek medical care if you become dehydrated. If you have diarrhea or vomiting that lasts over 24 hours, or you cannot keep any liquids down for over 12 hours, see your doctor right away. Seek emergency care if you have any signs or symptoms of dehydration, such as:

  • Extreme thirst
  • Dry mouth or skin
  • Dark urine, or producing little or no urine
  • Weakness, dizzinessfatigue, lightheadedness

See your doctor if you have pain or a high fever. Signs that your stomach problems necessitate medical care include a fever of 102°F (39°C) or higher, or moderate to severe stomach, rectal, or chest pain. If you have blood in your stool or vomit, or your stool is black and tarry, see your doctor right away.

Healthy Tea!

Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicines and Surgery(BAMS), Post Graduation Diploma in Emergency Medicines And Services(PGDEMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad

A tea made of 1 teaspoon cumin seeds and a pinch of nutmeg steeped in a cup of hot water can also prove effective. If you drink a cup of  ginger tea before you step out of your house may help you prevent vomiting and nausea, which usually happens because of motion sickness.

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Dast Rokne Ke Upay - दस्त रोकने के उपाय

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Dast Rokne Ke Upay - दस्त रोकने के उपाय

दस्त एक आम समस्या है जिससे सभी परेशान रहते हैं. ये समस्या आम तौर पर खाने में अनियमितता या अन्य किसी वजह से कई लोगों को परेशान करती है. इस बीमारी में शौच एकदम पतला होने लगता है. इसमें आपको  बार-बार शौच जाना पड़ सकता है. इसके साथ ही आपको पेट में मारोड़, दर्द या ऐंठन जैसा भी महसूस हो सकता है. दस्त से डिहाईड्रेशन की समस्या उत्पन्न हो जाती है. क्योंकि बार-बार शौच जाने से शरीर के लिए आवश्यक पानी, खनिज तथा लवण आदि तेजी से बाहर निकल जाता है. सामान्य सी लगने वाली इस बीमारी में यदि आप लगातार पानी नहीं पी रहे हैं तो डिहाईड्रेशन के कारण मौत तक हो सकती है. क्योंकि डिहाईड्रेशन की वजह से शरीर में पानी और लवण की कमी हो जाती है. इस लिए दस्त के निम्नलिखित लक्षणों के आधार पर यदि ये दो दिन में ठीक न हो तो चिकित्सक से अवश्य परामर्श लें.
क्या हो सकते हैं दस्त के कारण?
1. दस्त की समस्या उत्पन्न होने का मुख्य कारण है आँतों में जरुरत से ज्यादा द्रव का जमा होना. हलांकि कई बार आंतों द्वारा तरल पदार्थ को ठीक तरह से अवशोषित न कर पाने से या फिर आँतों से मल के तेजी से निकलने के कारण भी ऐसा होता है.
2. कई बार दस्त की समस्या जीवाणुओं द्वारा संक्रमण या टॉक्सिन आदि भी हो सकता है. कभी-कभी किसी प्रकार का तनाव या किसी प्रकार के डर के कारण भी दस्त शुरू हो सकते हैं. ऐसे दस्त को क्रोनिक या जीर्ण दस्त कहते हैं.
3. दस्त या दस्त होने के अन्य कारणों में कुछ एंटीबायोटिक दवाएं, किसी तरह के पेट के रोग, फ़ूड इन्फेक्शन, एलर्जी, शराब पिना, ज्यादा मिठाई खाना आदि है.
क्या है इसका उपचार?
नींबू पानी

ओआरएस का घोल आप घर पर नींबू की सहायता से बना सकते हैं. आपको एक ग्लास पानी में नींबू निचोड़कर उसमें थोड़ा नामक और चीनी मिलाकर पिने से आपका पेट साफ़ होगा. और दस्त से राहत मिलेगी.
कच्चा पपीता
कच्चे पपीते को अच्छे से कद्दूकस करके तीन से चार कप पानी में डालें. लगभग दस मिनट तक इस पानी को उबालने के बाद इस पानी को दिन में तीन से चार बार पिएं. इससे आपको दस्त से तो राहत मिलेगी ही, पेट मरोड़ से भी निजात मिलेगी.
साबुनदाना पेट की पाचन शक्ति को मजबूती प्रदान करता है. साबुनदाना को तीन-चार घंटे तक पानी में भिगोकर इस पानी को दिन में पांच बार पिने से दस्त में राहत मिलती है.
सरसों के बीज
सरसों के बीज को पानी में कुछ घंटे के लिए रखें और इस पानी को पिएं. ये दस्त को बंद करने का कारगर तरीका है.
दूध को कहें ना
दूध भले ही एक सम्पूर्ण पौष्टिक आहार माना जाता है. लेकिन इसे पचाना अपेक्षाकृत मुश्किल है. इसलिए दस्त के समय दूध के सेवन से बचें.
अनार को चबाकर खाने से भी दस्त रुकता है. यदि आपको बीज पसंद नहीं है तो आप अनार का जूस भी पी सकते हैं.
लौकी का रस
दस्त में सबसे बड़ा डर शरीर में पानी की कमी होने को लेकर होता है. यदि आप चाहते हैं कि आप पानी की कमी से बचें तो आपको लौकी का जूस पीना चाहिए. इसे काली मिर्च और नमक डालकर थोड़ा स्वादिष्ट बना सकते हैं.
चूँकि दस्त का एक कारण जीवाणु भी होते हैं. मेथी स्वभाव से जीवाणुरोधी होता है इसलिए इसके एक या दो चम्मच का पाउडर बनाकर एक ग्लास पानी में डालकर पिने से दस्त रुकता है.
स्टार्च से भरपूर भोजन
स्टार्च खाना पचाने में मदद करता है. इसलिए दस्त के समय स्टार्चयुक्त भोजन करने की सलाह दी जाती है. इसके लिए आप चावल, उबला हुआ आलू या गाजर खा सकते हैं.
सौंठ और अदरक का पाउडर हमारे पाचन शक्ति को मजबूती देता है. एक कप छाछ में आधा चम्मच सौंठ मिलाकर पिने से पेट दर्द और दस्त दोनों ही रुकता है.
चाय पत्ती
आपको शायद यकीन न हो लेकिन ये सच है कि दस्त में एक चम्मच चाय पत्ती को पीसकर पीने से तुरंत राहत मिलती है. यदि छोटे बच्चे को देना हो तो एक चम्मच चाय पत्ती को पानी में घोलकर उस पानी को पिलाएं.

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Remedy for Nausea due to Motion Sickness

MD - Ayurveda, CIY, Guru Shishya parampara, BAMS
Ayurveda, Gurgaon
Remedy for Nausea due to Motion Sickness

Add a teaspoon of freshly grated root ginger to a cup of boiling water, steep for 10 minutes, and drink. It relaxes the muscles that line the walls of oesophagus and stomach. Its good to have it before going on long drives if you have tendency towards it or can be taken at time of experiencing the symptom.

Motion Sickness - Easy Homeopathic Remedies At Your Rescue!

Homeopath, Thrissur
Motion Sickness - Easy Homeopathic Remedies At Your Rescue!

While a vacation might be a thrilling proposition for many, there are people who get anxious at the very thought of travelling for a vacation. These are travellers who suffer from motion sickness, a condition that causes head reeling and nausea when the patient is in a moving vehicle or even on a roller coaster. It can be occur on trains, buses, cars and even flights. It is a disturbance that is caused in the inner part of the ear. Thankfully, help is at hand with homeopathy treatments.

Let us find out what are the homeopathy treatments for this condition.

  1. Argentum Nitricum: Dizziness and nausea can be treated with this medicine. Also, it can help patients who are suffering from claustrophobia and general anxiety.
  2. Borax: When nausea and dizziness as well as anxiety are experienced during downward motion, this medicine can be used. It is best used before the landing of an aeroplane or while going downhill in a car or a bus.
  3. CocculusIndicus: This is one of the most common medications for motion sickness includes CocculusIndicus. It is especially helpful when the nausea becomes worse with the smell of certain foods. The patient may also take this medicine when the dizziness and weakness makes the patient lie down. This dizziness can also lead to an empty or hollow feeling in one’s abdomen, in which case this medicine can help. Lack of sleep and constantly looking at moving objects are some of the symptoms that can also be treated with this medicine. It can also be used to cure sea sickness.
  4. Kali Bichromicum: This medicine is ideal for sea sickness, and can be used for symptoms ranging from nausea and dizziness that happens when you stand up. Weakness and an aching body can also be treated with this medicine.Bloating, gagging and retching are also some of the symptoms that can be treated with this medicine.
  5. Tabacum: When the patient is experiencing symptoms like feeling extremely cold and tired, or even a sinking feeling, this medicine can be used as a remedy.
  6. Petroleum: Constant nausea can be treated with petroleum. The symptoms treated by this medicine also include an empty feeling in the pit of the stomach as well as too much saliva production, and stiffness in the neck and back. Also, the patient may take this medicine when stomach pain is experienced due to motion sickness.
  7. Rhus Toxicodendron: This medicine is ideal for motion sickness experienced due to air travel. Besides air sickness, this medicine can also treat intense headaches and dryness in the mouth and throat. It can also be used to treat stomach pain.
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Popular Questions & Answers

Is there any home medicine for migraine related vertigo. I am having motion sickness when walking and my doctor specified its migraine related vertigo. Is this causes tiredness and bitterness in mouth too?

MBBS, Diploma In Dermatology & Venerology & Leprosy (DDVL)
Dermatologist, Raigarh
Migrae migraine is more of a preventable disease than curative. You have to identify the triggers of your headache and avoid them. Avoid exposure to bright light, loud sound, sunlight. Avoid stress. Avoid chocolate and coffee. Have enough sleep. Drink 3-4 litres of water daily. I can prescribe you prophylactic medicines too if you want.
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Hi, I want to ask problem for my sister in law. When she travel in bus/car then vomiting continues and when she travel in train/bike is normal nothing issue. please suggest what should I do?

General Physician, Mumbai
Dear lybrateuser, - She should have light food before travelling, avoid fried & spicy foods - drink moderate amount of water - sit in the front seat of vehicle if possible - try to keep head & neck straight while travelling - take tablet Avomine one hour before travelling.
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She will get fear at a sudden, she will be feared traveling but if she is at window seat it will be ok. Breathing will be problem at a sudden and she can't take breathe and again after some time or after taking water or buttermilk she will be ok. What is the reason? Why she will get that at a sudden?

Diploma In Gastroenterology, Diploma In Dermatology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Shortness of breath has many different causes. For example, heart disease can cause breathlessness if your heart is unable to pump enough blood to supply oxygen to your body. If your brain, muscles, or other body organs do not get enough oxygen, a sense of breathlessness may occur. ... Other lung disease

I hv chronic acidity and gases from last month. Also pain in neck between heart and lungs. Dizziness and nausea also. Most notable thing is motion sickness of car lift plane. Shortness of breathing when gas not passed. I'm taking tablet sompraz d 40. Also hv cervical spondylosis in neck portion. Other all reports are normal.(2d echo ecg ct scan blood mri). What should I do?

Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
It might be due to gastric trouble. Kindly do breathing exercises which might help you to get reduced with pain in the back and right shoulder. Kindly consult gastroenterologist.

I'm 24 years old ,i have travelling sickness problem specially in while traveling in car as I vomit very frequently, right now I am 26th week pregnant and have to travel by car somewhere so which medicine can I take to control my vomit issue during travel?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FCPS, DGO, Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning (DFFP)
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
any drug can be prescribed by only doctor who has examined you or can examine you so go to such medical practitioner- your obstetrician

Table of Content

What is the treatment?
How is the treatment done?
Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)
Who is not eligible for the treatment?
Are there any side effects?
What are the post-treatment guidelines?
How long does it take to recover?
What is the price of the treatment in India?
Are the results of the treatment permanent?
What are the alternatives to the treatment?
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Nowadays stigma about HIV AIDS is also going down instead people are feeling to get test done. Lot of people come for pre manage test before both boy and girl want to find out whether they are HIV positive or not if there are any STD or Diabetes it is called pre marriage health check up similarly lot of people taking a major step in life. They want to be sure whether the life is secure if they are infected with anything and that's the way the life is going on the common symptoms majorly is are very much common and their also seen in the diseases like tuberculosis or other such disorders and most of them are like fever cough loose motion weight loss some time they get HIV specific symptoms some of them are like special meningitis.

They can have herpes zosters on a single which are called Dhani orcerin in Hindi and Gujarati so these are the some of the symptoms but however symptom to not come on its own there has to be some history associated with that somebody has taken a risk and then they have symptoms. They must get the examination done and must get the test done once the test is done they can decide the duration of the infection the person could have been infected for some years then we can decide what are the natural course of life? And how much life can be change by adding medicines to the patient? And once the test is done we start the treatment therefore they do not get sick because of the HIV or other related sickness sometimes the illness is cardiothoracic and neuromuscular diseases renal problems.

But diseases are not connected to HIV, because in HIV diseases. Those diseases possibilities manifestation are very less so people with HIV AIDS they need a very much perfect normal life once they are on treatment therefore we should not shy away from the treatment as I told the stigma and discretion of HIV AIDS is going down there has been an HIV AIDS Act 2017 by if someone is not provided with proper care if somebody is discriminated, somebody is stigmatize from HIV the other person can be penalised for even jail for those people who are troubling HIV positive people so my request to those people who are taking risk of sexual activity with partners or unprotected sex they must get their testing done for HIV and sexually transmitted diseases and once if they are positive of HIV get treatment.

If you are negative and continue your life by taking precautions or preventive measures so that you can not get HIV are stds thank you those who feel that they at risk of HIV or STD or do you feel that there are some relatives are at risk of HIV they can go to the website
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Here are symptoms, cause and treatment of Diarrhea

Namaskar! I am Dr. Charu and I have The Head of Department and senior consultant, Department of Pediatrics in Teerath Ram Shah Hospital Dr. J.P Singh and Dr. Sunil Gupta, senior consultant In the Department of Pediatrics in Teerath Ram shah Hospital. Today we ll be talking about Diarrhea.

So Sir my first question is, tell us something about Diarrhea.

In kids, diarrhea is quite a common problem. There are multiple reasons due to which loose motions occur. Some are infections while others are non-infections. Now if we first talk about infections then the most common infection is Rautavaara Diarrhea or Rotavirus infection. Other than this some bacteria can also lead to an infection along with parasites like Amoebiasis and Giardiasis. Under the noninfectious causes, the major reason is what we call Cow s milk Protein allergy which is when the child is unable to digest cow s milk or any other sourced milk.
What are the symptoms of Diarrhea? In case of a child there are loose motions, vomiting is quite common and stomach ache, low or high fever and sometimes there is blood along with loose motions. Other than this if there is an acute case of dehydration then sunken eyes may happen, skin turns less pliable and the child passes less amount of urine. If the loose motion persists then there can be a chance of acute renal or kidney failure as well which could lead to death.

My next question is to Dr. Sunil. Sir What is Rotavirus virus? Tell us something about that.

Rotavirus is that type of virus where it is found most commonly in children of 5 years or less of an age which causes diarrhea and in 40% of the cases, this virus is the cause. Overall in India 2.5 crores of children get affected by Rotavirus which causes the disease and out of that, 20 lakh children end up needing OPD consultancy and out of that almost 8.5-9 lakh children end up with admission in hospitals with 2.5 children suffering death. It has been noticed that Rautavaara diarrhea is a very severe diarrhea and often causes dehydration. As Dr. Sunit told us, this is a very common disease. Another way of looking at it is that every day 335 children die due to this particular disease which makes a total of 14 kids each hour and 1 kid in each minute. Hence, you can understand that this is a very serious problem in India.

As you said that this is a very serious problem, so Dr. Sunil I would like to know that what are the steps which could be taken to prevent this complication from occurring?

See Rotavirus Diarrhea is where there is an acute loss of water and this is mainly found in children so obviously the first treatment would be to provide the child with ORS and large quantity of fluids. However amount of liquid the child is passing through loose motion, there should be an increased amount of water intake in forms of ORs, Coconut water, rice water or even just water; as compared. And if the problem of dehydration can be curbed then further complications can also be controlled. In Rotavirus s case Antibiotics are not required and the mother can continue with her feed but when dehydration occurs then the child should be admitted into the hospital because it will need IV fluids. Through these steps, in most of the cases, diarrhea can be controlled in hospitals as well as houses.

Sir you told us about managing the disease but are there any methods to prevent it?

Now we have a oral vaccine available for Rotavirus which is a pain free method without any injections. This is in the form of a liquid which we can provide a baby for a time period of 6-13 weeks. This dose is given thrice every month to the newborn which provides the child a protection from the Rotavirus. The Government of India has also approved the vaccine to be included in the National Immunization Programme but till now it has not been sent out to every state. Other than this, the main things is to follow through with the Priminister s Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan , if we excrete inside bathrooms and not outside, maintain basic hygiene by washing our hands before and after using the toilet, cleaning our hands before feeding the child, and drink clean water then to an extent we can prevent rotavirus as well as various types of diarrheas.

Teerath ram shah Hospital and Triveni together have started a programme to help children from Rotavirus. Here in his hospital, we provide the vaccine at free of cost which newborns will be provided with for a time period of 6-13 weeks.
I d like to thank both of you for providing us with this information and if you want to know more about this then you can contact us through the hospital or through Lybrate.
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Nausea and vomiting or Hyperemesis Gravidarum in Pregnancy
Hi, I am Dr Tripti Raheja. I am working as consultant obstetrics and Gynaecology in Max Hospital Pitampura.

This video will provide information regarding nausea and vomiting of pregnancy and hyperemesis gravidarum which is a severe form of this condition.

Nausea and vomiting during pregnancy are a very common symptom of pregnancy. Most pregnant women experience it to some degree. Usually it starts very early in pregnancy around 5 to 7 weeks of pregnancy. It settles down by 12 to 14 weeks of pregnancy. In some women it may continue till 20 weeks of pregnancy and occasionally may last until the end of pregnancy. Usually it is most severe in the morning, so, that is why it is called as morning sickness. Though it can happen at any time, day or night. It is more severe if you are carrying more than one baby.

Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy can become so serious sometimes. It can lead to significant weight loss and dehydration. Features of dehydration are feeling very thirsty, feeling drowsy feeling and or change of colour of urine from bright yellow to dark yellow. This condition is called hyperemesis gravidarum. Women with hyperemesis gravidarum may require and should go to hospital. There is no evidence that it can cause any harm to your baby rather if you have vomiting during your pregnancy then there is a less chance of miscarriage. However, in some women who have hyperemesis gravidarum or who have severe vomiting persistently for a long time may have baby there that are lower than expected birth rate.

You can deal with nausea and vomiting of pregnancy by simply doing;

Diet changes, proper diet is necessary in order to overcome this problem.
You should take small frequent meals at regular interval.
You should increase carbohydrate intake your diet and decrease the intake of food.
You should avoid food or smell that can Trigger your symptoms.
You can take medicines also with the help of your doctor. These medicines are safe during pregnancy.
In some cases where the vomiting is very severe, persistent leading to dehydration or leading to normality in the blood test patient may require admission to the hospital and treatment by IV Fluids.

If you want to consult me for that you can connect me with Lybrate. You can book an online consultation, you can check, you can do video call or you can fix up an appointment with my clinic person.
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Hello, I am Dr Gaurav. I am senior Physiotherapist and HOD in Anaath Clinic. I have worked in different multi speciality Hospitals and and clinic before. I have around 10 years of experience. I this time, I have seen many kinds of cases. Today, I will discuss Spinal cord injury.

In Spinal cord Injury, patients generally do not go to Physiotherapist for a longer duration or they just go for few days in the starting injury phase. At that time they are not able to walk or depending upon their level of injury and everything. They might not able to take care of themselves also. But here we try to make them independent as much as they can to help them move their body accordingly. We try to make them stand. We try to focus on their sitting and their walking also. So, it will be more of the confidence increasing for those kinds of patients.

We generally prescribe patients to do movements and increase their strength and motivations. In this condition, if they do not move, there might be different kinds of serious problems like bed su, the stiffness of the joints which will again lead to major issues which will hinder their improvement and progress. So, we prescribe our patients to move as much as they can to help them and gain their mobility soon.

In our clinic, we are just not focusing to maintain the range of motion in their body. We focus to make them motivated, to help gain them the confidence so that they will be able to do their own work.

For any query or treatment, you can contact me through Lybrate.
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