Category Archives: Nausea

Coping with morning sickness?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, How can I treat this nausea I feel every morning with morning sickness? A: Ginger is used for the nausea and vomiting of pregnancy, and some conventional medical textbooks mention it. However, physicians are hesitant to recommend any treatment during pregnancy until full safety studies have been performed. A preliminary study…

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Treating motion sickness?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I suffer from motion sickness on long drives. Is there a natural way for me to treat this? A: Studies show that ginger can help with motion sickness, but don’t significantly decrease nausea and vertigo. To prevent motion sickness, it is probably best to begin treatment 1 or 2 days before…

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Ginger for nausea?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, Is it true that ginger can help with nausea? A: Ginger has been used as food and medicine for millennia. Ginger’s modern use dates back to the early 1980s, when a scientist named D. Mowrey noticed that ginger-filled capsules reduced his nausea during an episode of flu. Subsequent research ultimately led…

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Causes of nausea?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, What are the causes of nausea? A: Nausea can be caused by many factors, including stomach flu, viral infections of the inner ear (labyrinthitis), motion sickness, pregnancy, and chemotherapy. If you are continually nauseous, it can be more disabling than chronic pain. Successful treatment can make an enormous difference in your…

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