Motion sickness (motion sickness)

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Many who had to move in air, marine, automotive and other transportation, at least once experienced while traveling motion sickness symptoms such as nausea, dizziness, headache, malaise, increased salivation, vomiting, drowsiness. To deal with this condition or prevent it from occurring each trying in their own way. However, these attempts have not always are successful. This is due to the fact that the simple and universal methods of treatment and prevention of motion sickness at present do not exist.

Each case requires an individual approach. Sometimes kinesia, especially its severe forms, is a manifestation of a latent diseases. Therefore, people experiencing transport kinesia, should undergo medical examination in a specialized facility. If you do not have this capability, you can use some of the recommendations, the implementation of which may reduce the risk of vehicle motion sickness and reduce the severity of its symptoms.

On the eve of a trip to a good rest. In the case of insomnia before the trip better take a sedative or hypnotic. The day before and day of the trip to avoid the use of alcoholic beverages, as well as possible to curb smoking. As provoking factors can distinguish the presence of the vehicle and other sharp perfume odor.

You should also know that as overeating and travel on an empty stomach aggravate the development of motion sickness. The diet for a day trip should avoid drinking whole milk, as well as highly carbonated beverages. Preferably drinks with slight sour taste. Food should be easy to digest, high-calorie, does not cause allergic reactions, irritation of the stomach and bloating. Trip better begin within 1.5-2 hours after a meal. In the long trips repeated meals, if possible, to carry out small portions at intervals of 4-5 hours.

During the trip, ground transportation better positioned facing forward in the direction of motion. You should not turn his head around and watch for the flashing of the environment. Advantageously located in the front seat and look ahead. Sometimes better close your eyes and take a comfortable position, throwing a chair as before.

Children are easier to tolerate a trip to the supine position with the head slightly thrown back. Typically, children exposed to motion sickness, do take the most gentle pose. Better, if the child falls asleep on the way.

It is important to avoid overheating in the road and hypothermia. Inside, the temperature should be comfortable. The development of motion sickness slows down and takes a lighter form, apart from the environment and engage in some fun, exciting affair, concentrating fully on it. Favored by passengers acting audition mild rhythmic music.

It is necessary to take into account the fact that after the aircraft flight, even if expressed in the flight motion sickness was not observed during the subsequent trip from the airport by land transport may impair health. And the rapidly changing speed, sharp turns and frequent significantly increase the risk of sickness, accelerate the process of development and the severity of symptoms. This fact must be considered when choosing a vehicle, and in determining the route. Personal experience allows you to choose the kind of vehicle movement in which the most gentle.

One of the methods for the prevention of motion sickness is receiving pharmacological agents. The choice of drugs depends on the severity of symptoms and the clinical form of motion sickness, length of trip, individual sensitivity and portability of a pharmaceutical formulation. It is important to note that in the application of even the most well-known, widely advertised pharmacological agents to monitor the performance of cardiac and blood pressure, especially in people who are prone to hypo-and hypertensive reactions. Therefore, the choice of prophylactic and therapeutic agents appropriate to consult with experts who will be attending a special test and pick up the individual, the most efficient scheme of vehicle motion sickness prevention.

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