Travel Sickness

Below you will find more information about Travel Sickness from Medigest. If you believe that you are suffering from any of the symptoms of Travel Sickness it is important that you obtain an accurate diagnosis from a medical professional to ensure that you obtain the correct medication or treatment for your condition. There are medical conditions that carry similar symptoms associated with Travel Sickness and therefore the information provided by Medigest is offered as a guideline only and should never be used in preference to seeking professional medical advice. The information relating to Travel Sickness comes from a third party source and Medigest will not be held liable for any inaccuracies relating to the information shown.

Definition

Travel sickness, also known as motion sickness, is a psychosomatic disorder wherein people are subject to yawing, pitching and swaying motions. This can be observed while traveling in ships, airplanes and even in automobiles.

Diagnosis

Travel sickness is easily diagnosed based on the symptoms shown by the patient.

Treatment

Medications such as meclizine and cyclizine are taken prior to the trip to prevent motion sickness.

Symptoms and Signs

Travel sickness is shown by dizziness, vomiting and anxiety attacks before and during the travel. People also tend to be restless and lose balance and coordination while on travel.

Causes

The disorder is caused by excessive stimulation of the semicircular canals within the inner ears. This stimulus is then transmitted to the brain resulting to loss of coordination, balance and gait.

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