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Is chronic vestibular dysfunction an underappreciated cause of unexplained nausea and vomiting? Yes, according to Tanya Evans, MD, of Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. She recently studied a group of 248 patients referred to a hospital outpatient facility of treatment for chronic nausea and vomiting. Out of all the patients 64 of them or 25.8%, were specifically diagnosed with chronic vestibular dysfunction.
She also went on to say that many patients with inner ear problems who also have frequent nausea and vomiting are often misdiagnosed with gastro paresis, which is a condition that reduces the ability of the stomach to empty its contents, but there is no blockage.
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To read more about Evans studies and findings go to: http://www.medpagetoday.com/MeetingCoverage/ACG/29387