Almost everyone in the world will have suffered an episode of nausea at least once in their lives. In these cases, it is usually considered an inconvenience that will go away with time. However, there are many people for whom nausea is a daily struggle for them. It usually degrades their quality of life especially if the nausea is present almost all the time. What most people don’t know is that in many cases, it can be caused by food intolerance.
What is Nausea?
Nausea is basically the feeling that you want to vomit, but don’t actually end up vomiting. The feeling of impending vomiting can be disconcerting if it’s there for too long. The processes leading to nausea are closely linked to the autonomic nervous system in the stomach leading to the brain. This system’s normal function is to protect one from dangerous toxins and chemicals. For instance, if you smell or ingest a substance that your body is not used to, it might consider it dangerous, and thus initiate the nausea and vomiting sequence to either prevent you from eating it or removing it from your body through diarrhea and vomiting.
Nausea and Food Intolerance
Until recently there was thought to be no link between nausea and food intolerance. However, current studies and experiences have shown that food sensitivity can indeed result in nausea. After ingestion of food that you are intolerant to, the gut then mounts an immune reaction to the food since it recognizes it as foreign.
During this process, many biological systems are initiated, one of them being an activation of the autonomic nervous system by the chemicals released by the immune reaction. A part of the autonomic nervous system leads to the part of the brain responsible for nausea and activates it, and you therefore end up end up having a feeling of nausea. Consumption of food that you are intolerant to many times over will strengthen this effect, and make the nausea worse with time. It could then turn into chronic nausea.
Symptoms of Nausea
Nausea symptoms tend to be very uncomfortable, and difficult to describe for most people. However, some of the common of them include:
- Feelings of impending vomit
- Stomach pain
Health Risks of Nausea
Nausea might seem like a benign symptom to many people, but it can cause serious health risks particularly if it’s chronic. Some of these include:
- Mallory-Weiss syndrome
- Electrolyte disturbance
Fight Nausea with the PinnerTest Food Intolerance Test
If you have been battling nausea for a long time and nothing seems to work, it may be wise to take a look at your diet and identify foods you are intolerant to. This is usually the last thing people think about, but which results in relief for many who may have such intolerance.
Finding out if you have a food sensitivity of intolerance is an exact science, and has to be done with accuracy. PinnerTest makes use of a highly sensitive method such as MicroARRAY-ELISA Method to provide this. Once tested, you will get a comprehensive report of the of the foods you are intolerant to. You can then easily identify the foods you are sensitive to, so that you can avoid them and get rid of your nausea symptoms.
Have you had nausea for a while and no remedy seems to work? Try the PinnerTest, and you may be surprised to find that it’s simply associated with what you eat. Get in touch with us today to find out how the process works and how you can get tested.