Vomiting, also called emesis, is a very common symptom. It is often related to nausea and commonly caused by a digestive disorder such as infectious gastroenteritis. Vomiting needs to be distinguished from regurgitation, reflux, and other similar symptoms.
There are various causes of vomiting that need to be diagnosed; see your doctor for a full diagnosis. Causes include gastrointestinal disorders, infections, chemical imbalances, endocrine disorders, balance disorders, liver disorders, and many others. Vomiting itself can cause serious complications such as aspiration of vomit (choking on vomit), dehydration and electrolyte imbalance.
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- Common Diseases: There are many different common diseases. Everyone knows about the common infectious respiratory diseases such as: common cold, flu, croup
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- Gastroenteritis: Gastroenteritis is a very common condition of inflammation or infection of the digestive tract. In common usage, it is often
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- Reflux: Reflux is the regurgitation of stomach contents into the mouth (acid reflux), usually along with a particular type of epigastric
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- Gastrointestinal Disorders: Gastrointestinal Disorders are any disorder of the stomach, intestines, or other parts of the digestive system. Common examples include gastroenteritis
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- Endocrine Disorders: Endocrine disorders are those related to an endocrine gland, usually a hormone or similar substance produced by the body. They
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