Gastroenterology located in Mesa, AZ

Nausea services offered in Mesa, AZ

Everyone has nausea once in a while, but if it happens often or interrupts your activities, it’s time to find answers. At Desert Valley Gastroenterology, the leading gastroenterologists are experts in digestive system issues that cause nausea. They’re ready to help you stop nausea and return to your activities. Call the Mesa, Arizona office for help today.

What is nausea?

Nausea is a sensation of queasiness. It typically starts as discomfort in your stomach and can come with an urge to vomit. Nausea can have several causes that aren’t due to an underlying condition. 

When should I seek help with nausea?

Occasional nausea isn’t uncommon. For example, many people experience nausea on boats, during long car rides, or in airplanes. But, most cases of nausea fade once the triggering situation ends. 

If your nausea happens frequently and the cause is unclear, or if it makes it difficult to get through the day, it’s time to call Desert Valley Gastroenterology. When nausea frequently happens alongside vomiting, diarrhea, or other disruptive issues, reach out for help immediately. 

What causes nausea?

There are dozens of causes of nausea. Some of the most common include:

  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Peptic ulcer disease
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Ulcerative colitis 
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Diverticulitis
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Delayed stomach emptying
  • Physical pain
  • Emotional distress
  • Radiation therapy
  • Kidney failure
  • Intoxication
  • Motion sickness
  • Pregnancy
  • Food poisoning
  • Medication
  • Infections
  • Migraines
  • Pneumonia

Because the reasons for nausea can vary significantly, you need to track your symptoms closely. Noting the time, duration, and feelings experienced when you have nausea can help the Desert Valley Gastroenterology team isolate the cause. 

It’s also important to mention any accompanying issues, like blood in your vomit or stool, headaches, neck stiffness, or other symptoms.

How is nausea treated?

The Desert Valley Gastroenterology team performs diagnostic evaluations, like blood tests, gastrointestinal motility testing, and endoscopy. These tests find the source of your symptoms so the team can prescribe an effective treatment. Nausea treatment is different for everyone because the root causes vary. 

Some cases of persistent nausea could be due to controllable factors, like lifestyle choices, so changing behavior can be a simple solution. 

When nausea occurs because of gastrointestinal disorders, there are often effective lifestyle changes, medications, and minimally invasive procedures that can help. Treating the underlying disease or condition also helps resolve other issues like vomiting. 

Desert Valley Gastroenterology provides easy access to appointments and gives you a solution for nausea immediately. If you’re struggling with nausea, call the office to book an appointment today.