What Is Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome?

By james
May 20, 2020
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Vomiting is not a nice experience but, unfortunately, it is also quite common. There are numerous reasons that we might vomit ranging from the harmless to disease that can be dangerous to our lives. Fortunately, it is nearly always the former, and the symptoms do not usually last for long.

Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome is a condition in which the patient goes through cycles of vomiting. Not much is known about the condition so treating it is usually very difficult. Thankfully, however, it is not usually dangerous and people with the condition are often able to adjust so that it minimizes the impact on their lives.

1. Prodrome Phase

Prodrome is the medical term for when the early symptoms of a condition begin to show. It originates from the Greek word “prodromos,” which translates into English as “running before.” Patients with cyclic vomiting syndrome will usually go through this phase before moving onto the others. The patient will develop a sensation that they are about to begin having an episode. They are likely to feel nauseous and they may start to sweat intensely. The patient will also often appear pale. This phase can last for just a few minutes but, in other cases, it can last for a few hours.

Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome

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