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Quick tips to prevent motion sickness

We first have to remember that motion sickness is not a serious illness and may be prevented. It is commonly defined as the feeling of cold sweat, nausea, dizziness accompanied with vomiting when a persons' sense of balance is disrupted by constant motion. Riding in a car, aboard a ship or boat may cause stimulation of the vestibular system and visual stimulation that often leads to motion sickness. It usually quiets down as soon as the motion stops. The more you travel, the more easily you'll adjust to being in motion.

While all five of the body's sensory organs contribute to motion sickness, excessstimulation to the vestibular system within the inner ear has been shown to be one of the primary reasons for this condition.Balance problems, or vertigo, are caused by a conflict between what is seen and how the inner ear perceives it, leading to confusion in the brain. This confusion may result in higher heart rates, rapid breathing, nausea and sweating, along with dizziness and vomiting.

The best treatment for motion sickness is PREVENTION! Yes you read it right. The fact of the matter is that it is easier to prevent than to treat. Here are a few tips to prevent motion sickness:

  • Try to maintain a straight view whenever you are inside a moving vehicle.

  • Avoid reading your mobile device while travelling.

  • Try to sit in the front passenger seat.

  • Focus ont he horizon or on a distant.

  • Choose window seat when riding in an airplane or train

  • Prioritise front facing chairs when riding a train

  • Choose seats over the wings of the plane because it has the lease motion.

  • Eat light meals before travelling.

  • Avoid looking at other passengers experiencing motion sickness.

  • Taking motion sickness medicines at least 30 mins before you travel.

Most cases of motion sickness are mild and self-treatable disorders. If symptoms such as dizziness become chronic, a neurologist may be able to help alleviate the discomfort by looking further into a patient's general health and may also recommend more treatment options for you. #motionsickness #airsick #carsick #dizziness #dizzy #nausea #vertigo #headache #coldsweat #specialist #neurologist #doctor #winnielimkhoo #health #pain #exercise #diet #lifestyle #healthy

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