Often there’s a very specific, easy-to-pinpoint cause of nausea, notes Yevgeniy Vaynkof, MD, a family physician at Medical Offices of Manhattan in New York City, like morning sickness or how much you had to drink last night. “However, at times the root cause is not as obvious and requires a thorough investigation,” he says.
In the meantime, bodily functions like digestion come to a virtual standstill, which leads to the accumulation of certain toxins in the body, Dr. Vaynkof explains. Eventually, chemical signals reach your brain and spark the sensation of nausea, he says.
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