What Causes Unexplained Nausea?
Unexplained nausea can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'minor' to 'generally fatal'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
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Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose unexplained nausea, we could:
- Research the topic
- Find a doctor with the time
- Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.
Step 1: List all Possible Causes
We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "unexplained nausea" as a symptom. Here are eight of many possibilities (more below
- Liver Congestion
- Congestive Heart Failure
- Mesenteric Ischemia
Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist
We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
recent onset vomiting
sickness caused by wine
moderate abdominal pain
fatty food intolerance
recent onset nausea
meals worsen top-left abdomen pain
metallic taste in mouth
severe meal-increased pain
bags under eyes
elevated B12 levels
... and more than 130 others
Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause
A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of unexplained nausea:
|Congestive Heart Failure
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process
Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis
is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.
In the Gastrointestinal Symptoms
section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™
will ask the following question about unexplained nausea:
Approximately how often do you suffer from unexplained nausea? Do not include nausea that has an obvious cause, for example pregnancy, hunger or motion sickness.
→ Don't know
→ Never / very rarely
→ Occasionally - a few times per year
→ Regularly - a few times per month
→ Often - several times per week
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate no unexplained nausea, occasional unexplained nausea, regular unexplained nausea or frequent unexplained nausea, The Analyst™
will consider possibilities such as:
Congestive Heart Failure
Accumulation of fluid (due to congestive heart failure) in the liver and intestines may cause nausea, abdominal pain, and decreased appetite.
In more severe cases there may be loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, constipation, confusion or impaired thinking and memory, and increased thirst and urination.
Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea may occur.
Symptoms of zinc toxicity include nausea, vomiting and fever.
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