Although no one likes it, everyone will experience vomiting at one time or another. Vomiting occurs when the stomach moves food up and out, instead of down through the digestive tract. In the majority of cases, vomiting can be treated at home with fluids. In severe instances, such as with poisoning, vomiting should be treated by emergency medicine professionals.
Your stomach produces acids to break down food for digestion and processes it into a liquid form. The liquid travels from your stomach to your small intestine, where it is further processed, sent to the large intestine, and eventually eliminated from your body.
Am I at Risk
• Morning sickness during pregnancy
• Food allergies
• Food poisoning
• Cancer and are treated with some types of chemotherapy
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