Sea Sickness

Sea Sickness

What is seasickness?

This is a form of motion sickness caused by erratic stimulation to the brain from the sensory receptors. This is prompted by constantly changing movement.

What are the symptoms of seasickness?

Symptoms generally consist of dizziness, fatigue, and nausea, which may progress to vomiting.

Who is affected by seasickness?

Sea divers and those travelling by sea can be affected. It has been found that fear or anxiety can lower the threshold for experiencing symptoms, however some individuals seem to be prone to seasickness since childhood.

What causes seasickness?

Sea sickness is caused by changes in movement. It results from disparities between the signals sent to the brain by the vestibular organs and by other sense organs such as the eyes. Mixed signals may cause the brain to produce signals causing headaches, dizziness, nausea and vomiting.

How can I avoid seasickness?

What can I do if I suddenly begin to feel ill on a ship?

Is there any way of finding if I will suffer with seasickness?

Try reading a newspaper while in a moving car. If you have no problem with this, than you should have no problem with ships either.

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