Emesis

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  • Introduction
  • Emesis is the action or process of vomiting. It is associated with Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome which is a disorder in which someone experiences severe nausea and/or vomiting frequently with no specific cause.
  • Anatomy/Physiology and Statistics
  • This disease is not very common at all. About 3 children get this disease per 100,000. Most people diagnosed with this disease end up being okay in the end
  • The organs that are affected by this disorder include the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, and duodenum.
  • Causes and Prevention
  • Prevention for this disease could include getting adequate sleep, getting too excited,  avoiding trigger foods, and eating three small meals and snacks each day at the right time.
  • The cause for the disease is unknown but experts do believe that there are problems with bodily functions that may lead to it. These problems include improper gastrointestinal motility, central nervous system function, autonomic nervous system function, and hormone imbalances.
  • Complications and Diagnosis
  • All methods used to diagnosed this specific disease include imaging studies to check for blockages in the digestive system, motility tests, lab tests, and magnetic resonance imaging to check for nervous system disorders.
  • Complications from cyclic vomiting syndrome include dehydration, esophagitis, tooth decay, and a mallory-weiss tear
  • Risk Factors and Signs/Symptoms
  • Children that have a family history of migraines or have frequent migraines themselves are more sus
  • Symptoms of this disease include severe vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea
  • Treatment and Prognosis
  • The main method of treatment for this disease includes medications and IV fluids. 
  • This disease can only be fatal if you decide not to start treatment for it at all. There are no permanent losses of functions as long as you take the necessary lifestyle changes and medications
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