Combination between nausea and other symptoms
Nausea is a symptom that can be associated with a variety of other GI symptoms like acid reflux, belching, heartburn, and more.
Reflux means "to flow back". In this case it means that stomach contents partly flows back into the oesophagus. Nausea is often associated with reflux, but may depend on a lot of factors and individual susceptibility. Often there are problems with the sphincter muscle between stomach and oesophagus, but reflux itself is normal to a certain degree. Simply put, the backflowing gastric juice can irritate the nerve endings in the wall of the oesophagus, which then may transmit a signal to the vomiting centre as well. If your nerves are especially sensitive, they would respond even more.
Nausea often occurs in combination with other gastrointestinal diseases and complaints, such as:
- Acid reflux (as described above)
- Irritable stomach
- Gastric pressure
- Kidney disease
- Inflammation of the liver (hepatitis)
- High blood pressure
These symptoms are possible, but not necessarily the reason of nausea. Please consult your doctor if you suffer from prolonged nausea (it occurs at least one day per week and/or there are one or more vomiting episodes per week), or if it is accompanied by other symptoms such as severe pain in the gastrointestinal area. Your physicians can determine the cause and initiate the most suitable therapy for you.